Compost Heaps Maintenance

Organic waste from grass clippings to leaves and dead plants are the results of gardens maintenance. Having these wastes transported to a landfill will waste money and time. It’s a waste of everything that goes into the process of transporting it (the garbage man’s time, the money you pay for the removal, etc.) besides a waste of good compost.

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All this garbage can become a better supplement for your garden than any fertilizer or chemical. It will alter chemically until it is in such a state that it can be nothing but beneficial nutrition for other plants, if you properly facilitate the decomposition of all of the garbage. Thus, you can turn all the stuff you would have thrown away into top grade fertilizer for your garden.

Compost is usually maintained in a pile somewhere in your backyard. Some people think that heaps of rotten garbage emitting a horrid odor which brings disturbing images. However, you’ll be able to produce great compost without producing an offensive odor. I made several major errors when I first began my compost pile in an effort to improve environmental health. I failed to prevent the pile from the oxygen it truly needed, and failed to keep it to dry. I even had government agents knocking at my door because it ended up decomposing in a very non-beneficial way, and producing an odor so foul.

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You should aim for a higher square footage when you are choosing your spot where you will be putting all of these materials. Generally the deeper sections won’t be exposed to anything that is required for the process to work so having a really deep pile of compost is not a good idea. To spread it all out over a large area is preferred. It is a possibility to spread the compost over the roof (with boards to keep it from falling off, of course) if you have a shed or a tool shack of some sort. it helps keep the pile out of the way while still maintaining a large square footage, as I’ve seen for several times.

Any organic garbage from your yard, garden or kitchen consisted in a compost heap. Leaves, grass, any leftover food that won’t be eaten, or newspaper (no more than a fifth of your pile should consist of newspaper due to it having a harder time composting with the rest of the materials) are included. The hard part truly comes in getting it to compost while it is quite easy to obtain it.

You should moisten the whole pile after you have begun to get a large assortment of materials in your compost heap since it encourages the process of composting. Chop every element of the pile into the smallest pieces possible as well. Head outside and aerate the pile frequently as the materials start to compress and meld together as they decompose. Oxygen flow to each part of the pile will increase by doing this and oxygen is required for any decomposition to take place.

Start considering the different placement options if maintaining a compost pile sounds like something that would interest you. Choosing a spot that provides enough square footage without intruding on the rest of your yard or garden is the hardest part about maintaining a pile. It’s still not a pleasant thing to have to look at whenever you go for a walk in your garden while usually you can prevent the horrible odors that most people associate with compost heaps.