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May 10, 2013IA |  By: Benson/INS

What Plants and Lawns Really Want

What area lawns and plants want and need to stay healthy this spring is compost.

That's according to Iowa Metro Waste Authority spokesperson Rhonda O'Conner. She says compost is perfect plant food for nearly everything that grows in the ground. In addition, users can save up to 25% in lawn care expenses.

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O'Connor says commercial fertilizer may seem to be cheaper at first, but in the long run, users will end up paying more.

Using compost means less watering and no need for an irrigation system.

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According to O'Connor, grass can be helped with compost application.

Using a compost applicator makes it's application easier than many may think.