Composting is an effective and environmentally friendly way to take care of your vegetable garden, flower beds, and lawns.
Composting involves the collection of organic waste into compost piles, where bacteria and other microorganisms break it down and turn it into dark and crumbly fertilizers. With a little time and effort, you can easily create your own compost pile at home.
Composting is healthy for your soil, your family and the environment. There are several advantages to composting:
Turning yard waste into glass. Composting is more practical than holding your grass clippings, leaves, tree trunks, and other organic wastes and putting them in the trash. And in some cases, it takes less effort and money to put them in the compost stack than dispose of them.
Adding nutrients to your soil. The soil in your yard can feed organic wastes from a compost pile, which will help increase the number of important microorganisms and nutrients in the soil, loosen the clay that can inhibit the growth of plants and improve soil moisture retention. Instead, the plants that grow on your soil will become healthier and can produce more fruits and vegetables.
Not contributing to landfills. When you put in a compost pile without settling your clippings and scraps of food, you save valuable ground space, where they would otherwise end up.