Whether professionally provided or created at home using your own recycled materials, compost is a nutrient-rich addition to any lawn or garden. Compost consists of organic materials such as food scraps, and yard waste that can be added to your soil. Ingredients in composting typically include but are not limited to such as dead leaves, grass clippings, vegetable waste, fruit scraps, and water. By adding compost to your lawn, you give back to the environment and aid in your soil’s ability to retain water and essential nutrients for a more vibrant and healthy lawn. At Alliance Landscaping, we use an advanced method of compost. Our all-natural compost is produced to provide a high-quality, rich organic matter with slow-release nutrients.
So why is composting so beneficial? There are many benefits to composting. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
Compositing encourages a healthy and disease-resistant turf by returning valuable nutrients to the soil. This will help improve the soil structure, balance the pH levels, improve plant growth and create healthier, greener vegetation. For our New Hampshire yards with a high concentration of clay, composting will make your soil more airy and drain better. It will also make your clay soil easier to crumble and dig in.
Composting helps your soil absorb water better, slowly releasing it to your plants. Because it helps with soil retention, you won’t have to water as often.
It wastes less water since it helps with moisture retention, reduces civic costs for waste collection, and reduces fuel use.
Because composting helps to retain soil moisture, you won’t have to water as often. It may also greatly enhance the effectiveness of fertilizers and herbicides.
When we throw away yard waste, the materials decompose and release methane gas. Using composted material helps to reduce methane emissions. It also helps to reduce the need for fungicides that runoff into our rivers, lakes, and streams. Composting can help aid in reforestation, wetland restoration, and habitat revitalization.
While the benefits of composting are endless, it’s important to call in the professionals. Proper soil and subsoil drainage should be assured to determine compost, fertilizer, and lime application rates. Compost application rates and soil amendment requirements are influenced by plant selection, soil/ media quality, site characteristics, compost attributes, and other factors.
Alliance Landscaping also offers professional, all-natural compost top-dressing and overseeding services to give your lawn an extra boost. Our compost consists of leaves and grass that are blended, and then through a natural process, heated to kill any dormant seeds. Windows, or rows of raked hay, are monitored regularly for temperature and moisture level, and are turned using a commercial windrow turner. This advanced processing finishes the compost to produce a stable and mature product that can be counted on for consistent quality, rich organic matter, and valuable slow-release nutrients.
September is the perfect time to receive our composting service. Our trained and knowledgeable technicians will test your soil and subsoil drainage to determine compost, fertilizer, and lime application rates. We will have your turf roots thriving in nutrient-rich, organic compost right away. Call us now at (603) 622-1111 to learn more or get a free quote. You can find us on Facebook or Twitter to learn a little more about us.