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Lowering Project Maintenance Costs
Compost – Lowering Project Maintenance Costs
While purchasing compost may be slightly more expensive upfront, it very often pays its way and more by reducing project maintenance costs in the long-term. This is due to the fact that compost protects and benefits your investment (the plants and ecosystem you’re tending), which ultimately translates into lower long-term maintenance costs.
Re-planting Costs Reduced
Compost benefits plant growth by providing water and nutrients needed for plants to thrive and by reducing disease and pests that prey on them. The result of this is when you plant with compost you can expect to see lower plant mortality
rates and thus reduced costs to remobilize onsite and re-plant later. These savings can be significant since each plant saved by compost means less money spent on new plants and less labor needed to replant them.
Reducing Irrigation Costs
In addition, compost saves more money by retaining water in the soil and thereby reducing irrigation costs. These cost savings can be even more impactful on large commercial projects which often can’t pass inspection until plants have sufficiently taken root and begun to thrive. By making plants more drought-tolerant with higher microbial activity, compost makes it more likely that you’ll pass the first time.