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Climate Change!

How Composting Works
How to Reduce Greenhouse Gasses at Home
Ways to Reduce Fuel Consumption on the Road
How Composting Works
What is Harmful to the Environment

           Composting is a natural process. What it does is it takes organic materials, which is anything that was once living and it turns it into compost. Compost is a very rich soil like material.

To work well the compost container need to be moist and needs to have a lot of air circulation. It also should to be 32 to 60 degrees Celsius, to maintain this you need to make sure the pile doesn’t get too small. A good size is 1 meter by 1 meter by 1 meter or bigger.

            Make sure you put the right materials in the compost. If you put something that doesn’t decompose in the compost it’ll sit there as dead weight. As a rule of thumb anything that came from something that once lived is good for the compost, wood, eggshells, manure, food and grass clippings are all good examples.

            A good compost need to have a good balance of carbon and nitrogen. Carbon rich material is mainly a brown color and nitrogen rich material is green color. Make sure you have a good combination of the two otherwise there’s a bad end result.

            The things that actually do the composting are worms snails bugs and other things. They eat the compost; they use nitrogen to build their bodies and carbon to give them energy.

            Composting is good for the environment because it replaces fertilizer and other products with all natural compost.

            Compost is a useful material; you can use it on an already developed lawn, a newly made lawn, potted plants and other plants.

When using compost on a potted plant you shouldn’t use pure compost, the plant needs to grip the ground so use a mix of 25-30% compost.

When making a new garden till 8-10 inches deep out of the ground, then put 4 inches of compost 6 if the ground is poor and mix the soil thoroughly. On an already established garden lay 0.5-1 inch of compost on top of soil.

Place a quarter to half an inch layer of compost once per year on your lawn and water.