Importance Of Compost

1276 Words6 Pages
Composting is a process that allows the organic matter to be broken down by decomposition and converted to compost. Compost consists of a mix of different biological decomposition of organic waste, plant or animal, such as fallen leaves, banana peels and/or manure, mulch. It is used as a fertiliser and creates a useful soil enricher that helps to rejuvenate the soil. The end result of composting is an accumulation of partially decayed organic material also known as Humus. It is essential for long term soil fertility because it is the biological material of decomposing organism that is a source of crucial nutrients, Nitrogen, Potassium etc.
In addition, it is also a soil conditioner which promotes aeration, moisture retention, buffering/exchange capacity and improves soil structure overall. This paper will cover the steps on how to make your own compost, suggestions on how landscaping companies can contribute to an increased use of compost for Singapore’s greenery, benefits and importance of compost.
2. Benefits of Compost
Compost also known as humus acts as a soil conditioner and will help to improve the soil structure. A good soil structure means good drainage because the soil will be able to soak up the excess water to prevent the roots from drowning, while water is able to drain out slowly from the pore spaces. This is very beneficial for plants thriving in clayey soil. The compost binds with the aggregates of the soil to improve water drainage and the aeration of the

More about Importance Of Compost

Open Document