Benefits of Composting
Adding compost to your garden helps improve overall soil structure. This means that you if you’ve had problems growing plants or vegetables in the past, it could be a result of poor soil structure to blame. Adding compost also increases nutrient content in the dirt. The decomposition of the materials produces the best fertilizer you’ll ever find.
Now that you have improved your soil structure and increased your nutrient content, your new soil will use less water. By combining organic materials together, heavy soils become better at holding water and more resistant to compaction.
Did you know that compost helps reduce plant diseases and pest problems? By adding compost to your garden or planters, insects are less prone to come in and make a home.
Red Wigglers Thrive In Outdoor Compost Bins
Seeing the worms in the compost surprised many people at first but the benefits they provide are countless when making your own compost.
Composting Leaves Over The Winter
This is a great alternative to bagging leaves and sending them with the garbage man.
Avoid These Composting Materials
Diseased plants, manure, non-recyclable materials, grass clippings with chemicals, pine needles, walnut leaves, weeds, wood chips
Common Composting Materials
Coffee grounds, tea grounds, grass clippings, recyclable paper (newspaper), leaves, garden debris