J. Arthur Bower's Garotta is made from natural materials selected to help improve the structure of home-produced garden compost, maintain a neutral pH and speed up the process of decomposition. It provides food to promote bacterial growth which in turn encourages the temperature in the compost heap to rise, kill off weed seeds and hasten the conversion of garden and kitchen waste into a rich compost ideal for enriching garden soil. Garotta is harmless to children, pets and wildlife and its fast acting nature can help you produce your very own natural garden compost quickly and easily. When adding a fresh layer to your compost heap or bin, just sprinkle on some Garotta and add water if dry. Always read the label on your purchased product before use.