Posted by Jennifer Smith on 22nd Aug 2016
For our final August gardening tip, we want to discuss composting. Composting is not only a good practice for your garden, but it is also a good practice for the Earth.Creating nutrient-rich compost for gardens will save you money on purchasing pricey soil amendments, but it will also save perfectly compostable materials from rotting in a landfill and producing harmful gases. It also reduces the risk of soil diseases because of the high nutrients grounded into the soil and protects plant roots from sun and wind damage.
Here are a few benefits to garden composting:
1) Few runs to the dump: Think about it, if you are re-using waste for fertilizer, then you are making less trips and are helping your garden thrive. This, in return, helps lessen the burden on landfills. Lesson learned: Recycle/Reuse.
2) Free Soil for Fertilizer: Well-made compost contains nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium; and by composting, you will have nutrient-rich soil that does not contain added synthetic fertilizer. This will grow an all-natural organic garden especially during the first or second year of growing.
3) Lowers Water Bills: You won't need to run water to your plants thanks to composting. Composters help the soil from drying out and trap moisture. Therefore, you are saving money on your water bill. You're welcome.
So, there you have it gardeners! Help the Earth and your garden by composting. You'll be glad you did such a simple gardening task.
To learn how to take care of your composter, watch this Mastergardening.com Youtube clip:
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