Compost is one of the
most valuable materials for organic turf maintenance. It is particularly
helpful in restoring soil that has been chemically treated.
Good quality compost adds organic material necessary to feed the
life in your soil, in addition to containing a great variety of
beneficial micro-organisms, including some which can suppress turf
diseases. Compost also benefits soil structure, improving water
retention and aeration of the soil.
During the composting process, heat levels rise, killing weed seeds
and pathogens that might be present in uncomposted organic matter,
You can make your own compost, buy it at better lawn and garden
supply stores, or get from municipal composting facilities.
Municipal Compost Sites
The following towns and villages supply
compost free of charge to their residents:
City* 742-5800 x 237
*Available to non-residents in July and August.
** Available to non-residents for a fee.