How can I identify good compost from bad compost?

Good compost is mature compost. It’s ready for use when it is dark and crumbly with an earthy odor (like the forest floor). You will not see eggshells, leaves or acorns, or recognize any pieces of what the compost was before it aged. If the compost smells like manure or ammonia, or you recognize the original material that created it, then it is not ready for use yet. This immature compost robs nitrogen from the soil, causing plants to become yellow and stunted. Your plants are starving at this point! 

Mature compost provides a nutrient boost for your plants, aerating, holding moisture, feeding and improving soil structure. Compost attracts earthworms by offering them with a healthy diet. In return the earthworms leave behind nitrogen rich castings to feed your plants! Texas Pure Products Compost carries the Seal of Testing Assurance as Certified Compost by the U.S. Composting Council. Try it today!

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1. Is there a charge for tree trimmings/yard waste drop off?
2. What tree trimmings does Texas Pure Products accept?
3. What happens to yard trimmings and grass clipping bags when left at the curb?
4. How are Texas Pure Products made and tested?
5. How can I identify good compost from bad compost?
6. Do I need to remove old mulch before putting down fresh mulch in my flower beds?
7. How should a first-time gardener get started?
8. What products should I use for a raised garden?
9. What kind of soil do we have in this area of North Texas?
10. What is the difference between Compost and Compost Ultra?