Do you want the secret to a beautiful and healthy garden? Do you love our planet and want to help create less waist? Then composting might be just for you!
Composting is really simple and can help you make less trips taking out the trash. All you have to do is collect your green and brown waste.
Green- grass clippings, vegetable waste, fruit scraps, and coffee grounds.
Brown- dead leaves, branches, and twigs.
Find a shady spot in your yard where you will collect equal parts of the brown and green materials. Be sure to alternate the waste materials and use lots of water to keep everything moist. Regular mixing or turning of the compost and some water will help maintain the compost.
You can cover the top of the compost with a tarp to keep it moist. When the material at the bottom is dark and rich in color, your compost is ready to use. This usually takes anywhere between two months to two years.
You will love having a compost pile, it will enrich the soil by helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests. It also reduces the need for chemical fertilizers, which saves you money!