Benefits of Compost

MW Horticulture Organic Compost

Benefits of Compost

  • Enriches soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests.
  • Reduces the need for chemical fertilizers.
  • Encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material.
  • Reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint.

Benefit of Mulch & Ground Cover

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Benefits of Mulch on plants & soil



  • Mulch prevent loss of water from the soil by evaporation.
  • Mulch reduces the growth of weeds when applied deeply enough to prevent weed germination or to smother existing weeds.
  • Mulch keeps the soil cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, thus maintaining a more even soil temperature.
  • Mulch prevents soil splashing, which not only stops erosion but also keeps soil-borne diseases from splashing up onto the plants.
  • Mulch can improve the soil structure. As the mulch decays, the material becomes topsoil. Decaying mulch also adds nutrients to the soil.
  • Mulch prevents crusting of the soil surface, thus improving the absorption and movement of water into the soil.
  • Mulch prevents the trunks of trees and shrubs from damage by lawn equipment.
  • Mulch helps prevent soil compaction.
  • Mulch can add to the beauty of the landscape by providing a cover of uniform color and interesting texture to the surf

Florida Friendly Landscape Principles

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Right Plant, Right Place

Water Efficiently

Fertilize Appropiately

Mulch

Attract Wildlife

Recycle Yard (and kitchen) Waste (at places like MW Horticulture)

Reduce Stormwater Runoff