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Landscape Results: Compost & Mulch

More than 17,000 tons of recycled compost and mulch have been used on Rated Landscapes in Alameda County. 

Benefits of using compost and mulch in the landscape include:

  • Controlling weeds without chemical herbicides
  • Helping retain moisture in the soil, thereby reducing the need for irrigation water 
  • Improving soil health and helping plants thrive
  • Keeping grass clippings, leaves, tree prunings and other greenwaste out of landfills and putting them to good use

Did you know?
California's Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (WELO) requires the use of compost and mulch in permitted landscapes.