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Basics Urban Composting

Basics Urban Composting

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Mulch

•Soil surface cover of
raw or partially
decomposed bark, wood
•Controls weeds
•Moderates soil
temperatures
•Reduces erosion
•Retains soil moisture by
retarding evaporation
•Particle size 1/2” to 2”
•Should not be
incorporated into the soil

Compost

•Product of controlled
biological
decomposition.

•Humus-like substance,
stable biologically

•Can be incorporated or
surface applied

•Particle size 1/2” or less

Can be used as a
mulch but mulch
cannot be used as
compost
.

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