Composting for your Garden
Composting is an excellent way to recycle kitchen and garden waste. It is very easy to build your own compost bin and use the compost to help your garden grow.
Composting is the decomposition of materials that originated from animals and plants. These organic materials can be things such as plant trimmings, vegetable cuttings, eggshells and teabags. The composting process produces a dark, crumbly matter that can be used as fertiliser in garden soil. The main stages of composting are:
Please keep your compost contained! You don’t want neighborhood critters visiting your compost. This can turn out to be a major problem in the future.
Depending on where you live, you may have a problem with raccoons, rodents and even domestic animals getting into your compost pile. Compost is both an attractive food source and habitat for many animals. Knowing how to keep animals out of the compost pile is something that all compost owners should understand.
If you manage your pile well by turning it frequently and keeping a good brown to green ratio, animals will not be as attracted to your compost.
Consider Using a Closed Compost Bin System
Learning how to keep animals out of the compost pile may be as simple as knowing the type of compost system you have. While some people have considerable success with open compost bin systems, they are often more difficult to manage than an enclosed system. A closed bin system with ventilation will help to keep animal pests at bay. Although some pests will dig under a bin, a closed system is too much work for many animals and it also keeps the smell down.
WHAT YOU SHOULD & SHOULDN’T PUT IN YOUR COMPOST
What to add to your compost pile:
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