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The Role of Compost in a Healthy Landscape
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The most attractive lawns are given the best care. Beyond sunshine and water, your yard health can also be boosted with compost. Is compost a part of your lawn care? At GLM Landscape Supply, we are proud to provide top-quality compost to Alpharetta and the surrounding areas. Our compost can give your soil a superior level of nutrients than most synthetic fertilizers can offer.

What is Compost?

Compost is a mixture of organic materials, such as yard waste and food scraps, that have been allowed to decompose and break down into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. The process of composting involves the breakdown of organic matter by microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and worms, which consume the materials and convert them into a nutrient-rich soil amendment that can be used to improve soil fertility and plant growth. Composting is a sustainable and environmentally friendly way to reduce waste and produce a valuable resource for gardening and agriculture.

Benefits of Using Compost from GLM Landscape Supply

Compost is a safe and easy investment with a big return for your landscape health and appearance. By adding compost to your soil this season, you can reap the following compost benefits:

  • Improves soil structure: Compost improves soil structure and texture, making it easier for plant roots to penetrate the soil and access nutrients and water.
  • Increases soil fertility: Compost contains a wide range of nutrients that are essential for plant growth, including nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
  • Enhances soil health: The microorganisms in compost help to build healthy soil by breaking down organic matter, releasing nutrients, and suppressing plant diseases.
  • Reduces waste: Composting diverts organic waste from landfills, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving landfill space.
  • Saves money: Using compost as a soil amendment can reduce the need for expensive fertilizers and pesticides.
  • Supports plant growth: Compost helps plants to grow strong and healthy, leading to higher yields and better quality produce.
  • Improves water retention: Compost helps to improve soil water retention, reducing the need for frequent watering and conserving water resources.

Let Us Calculate Your Compost Needs

When it comes to your compost needs in Alpharetta, GLM Landscape Supply has you covered. We offer convenient pickup or delivery of compost and other top quality landscaping products. To properly determine how much compost you need to order, you can calculate the total cubic yards with this formula for product coverage. Cubic yards needed = square footage needed, times the depth desired (inches), divided by 324. One Cubic Yard = 648 sq.ft. at 1/2″ / 325 sq.ft. at 1″ / 162 sq.ft. at 2″ / 108 sq.ft. at 3″ / 81 sq.ft. at 4″.

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13975 Hwy 9
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (770) 664-8200


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