Homeowners can do their part by recycling most yard and kitchen waste. “Composting” is a simple process in which this material can be turned into a nutrient-rich soil conditioner often referred to as black gold.
The addition of compost to any garden soil encourages plants to develop a deeper, more fibrous system that makes it more vigorous, productive, and drought resistant.
Compost also conditions the soil so it’s able to retain the moisture and nutrients as well as allowing more air into the soil system. Healthy roots depend on air, water, and readily available nutrients.