7 reasons compost should be in your yard

Suppresses weeds

Improves soil structure

Protects soil from heavy wind and rain

Keeps the soil moist when it’s dry and hot

Adds valuable mineral nutrients that plants need for growth

Provides beneficial soil microorganisms

An inch or two of rich black compost on planting beds looks fabulous

It’s cheapest in bulk. Pick it up at the facility if you own a truck or have it delivered.

Where to get it locally:

Cedar Grove Composting, 3620 36th PL NE, Everett, 877-764-5748, www.cedar-grove.com

Bailey Compost, 12711 Springhetti Road, Snohomish, 360-568-8826, www.baileycompost.com

More on compost: www.earth911.org/master.asp?s=lib&a=organics/composting/comp_using.inc

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