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