Composting is nature’s process of recycling decomposed organic materials into a rich soil. Home composting is an acceleration of this same process. By composting your organic waste you’re returning rich nutrients to the soil, promoting soil microbes that aid plant growth. Essentially, finished compost is a free soil amendment for your garden. It encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material. By adding compost you’ll improve the overall texture of your soil, enabling it to retain and drain water better.