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Boost Roots: Granular Compost

A dehydrated version of the traditional stuff, granular compost comes alive in the presence of moisture yet has a shelf life of about eight years. Once wet, the beads of dried manure, straw, food scraps, and sand break down slowly, like traditional compost. But because you can use a broadcast spreader to apply it, you can cover your lawn in a quarter of the time. You'll need one pound per 100 square feet of lawn. Repeat every four to six weeks.

For more on composting, see 7 Essential Steps to Composting and How to Build a Compost Bin.
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