Enriching your soil with compost is one of the best things you can do for your garden, but this "brown gold" takes time to produce. Fortunately, we can offer it to you! Made from the same plant materials you might use in your home compost pile, like grass clippings, brush, wood chips, shredded paper and straw, Gardener's Gold™ contains no animal manures, sludge or industrial wastes, which other bagged composts may contain. Gardener's Gold improves the soil's chemical and biological properties, creating a pH buffer and increasing the soil's ability to hold water and suppress weed seeds. At the same time, it supplies your soil with nutrients, organic matter and beneficial soil microbes that increase growth potential, all at the steady rate of a slow-release fertilizer.