bucket spilling various vegetable peelings on soil from the garden

Gardening is harder than most people make it out to be, so it’s okay if this is your second or third or fourth try! The truth is that about 60% of the soil used for gardening is not ideal for planting, but don’t fuss about it. Composting, which involves decomposing organic material to add to your soil to make it healthier, might be the answer to your soil problem.

Composting improves fertility, water retention, and texture of your garden soil. Besides the improvement of soil quality, composting also ensures that your soil never runs out of nutrients. It replenishes soil nutrients better than any fertilizer.

Here Are A Few Composting Tips to Help Your Garden Grow:

  • Get a Compost Bin-

    Having a heap of decomposing veggies, leaves, or paper on display isn’t a site anyone loves to see, and this is why a compost bin is ideal. A compost bin also helps with the smell that comes with decomposing items; you can get a rotating or stationary bin.

  • Learn To Balance Compost Materials

    Knowing the right things to put in your compost bin is vital. Things like dog or cat poo or diapers should not be in your bin. Your compost pile needs a balance of carbon materials like dead leaves, sawdust, and nitrogen materials like veggies and green grasses to be balanced. Think of it as a diet plan, but for your plants. Here are some ideal materials.

  •  Choose a Method of Composting

    There are three types of composting. There’s aerobic composting, which involves systematic airing and rotation of the compost materials, making them decay faster. Then, there’s anaerobic composting, which requires little work as all you have to do is sit and wait till the compost is ready. Finally, there’s the Vermicomposting, which involves the use of worms to breakdown the compost materials in a short period. You can choose any of these methods in preparing your compost, and ultimately improving your soil health.

No doubt composting is a suitable way to improve your garden soil, and with these tips, you can do it right. For more composting tips suitable for your garden, you can contact us at Levy’s Lawn & Landscape today!

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