The following are some advantages and disadvantages for using compost as mulch as well as some tips to help make it better. Based on your own knowldege and experience, feel free to add to this list.

  1. one of the best mulches for providing benefits to the soil (pro)
  2. rich medium also provides a great place for weeds (con)
  3. must eliminate weed seed from compost or it will spread (to do)
  4. some compost is not very attractive (con)
  5. can use compost as a soil amendment and find a more visually pleasing material to cover it (to do)