As we try to cut down on water on the landscape, we may be tempted to buy chemicals, sprays and additives that purport to conserve water, but compost still is the best solution.
Patrice Hanlon, a gardening expert, writes in a recent column that there is some doubt about how well the additives work, and some question on the ecological ramifications.
Instead, she suggests adding compost to your soil to help with water retention. Growing your soil helps to grow your plants. Check it out.