Updated: Feb 9, 2021
One of the most common questions in relation to compost is what the heck do I do with it? There are many uses for finished compost. It can be used as a soil amendment (booster) in any setting.
In our particular area, top soil often blows away with the wind. Compost helps to boost the health of your lawn, so spreading finished compost over your grass can help give your lawn the nutrients its been needing. No fertilizer needed in this case.
Another application for finished compost is your vegetable gardens or flower beds. Your dry and wet materials should have made a finished product that smells earthy and is full of nutrients that often get stripped out of our soil. Adding compost to your gardens can result in healthier flowers and vegetables.
There are many local agencies that can also use compost, the only qualification they make is that treated grass is not added to your compost. Community gardens as well as most local agriculture branches can put you in contact with people who might have a use for compost but may not be able to compost on their own.
Remember, composting is not only important for diverting waste, but is also a great fertilizer alternative.