Composting is not only a great way to fertilize your garden, save money by making your own natural fertilizer, but most importantly you are keeping all this stuff out of the landfills, which is becoming a problem in cities all over. It is in our best interest to learn how to composts, it’s part of the Three R’s of recycling.
If you are an avid gardener you understand the value of composting. But most of us regular folks who just dabble in gardening once a week, haven’t taken the time to fully understand what composting can add to the environment and keep away from the landfills.
Here are some of the benefits of composting:
- Using composting helps improve the structure, texture and aeration of soil, and helps in improving water retention in the soil.
- Clay Soil : If you have Clay soil you know very well how hard it is to handle. It’s is extremely hard soil composting can help break up clay soil.
- Sandy Soil: With sandy soil you know that the water just slips through, composting can help retain some of that water.
- Composting provides food for the microorganisms which help keep soil healthy and balanced.
- Nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus are produced by composting which eliminates the need to be adding other amendments to the soil, especially keeping out chemicals.
- Almost any organic material is food for the compost pile.
- Easy, just takes a little time investment.
For more information on how to start your own composting bin check out these resources:composting recycling
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