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Basic Composting For The Gardener The addition of a compost heap to your garden can pay dividends in various ways. For example it can help with the natural recycling of much of the waste your garden and household produces which in turn produces organic fertiliser which you can use on your garden. This can also save you money through not having to buy so much fertiliser from the garden centre. But how do you get started with composting? Every time you cut the grass, clear up dead leaves and weed lout dead plants you probably take them to the local tip yourself or leave them in the bin to be collected and carted off to landfill. That might be very convenient however it is wasting good things you can easily compost from and do even a little but to reduce the amount of garden waste that goes to landfill that can be reused. This is where your compost heap comes in to play. If you have the space in your garden you can start composting even on a very small scale as every little helps. All those grass cuttings, dead leaves, other garden waste and even food that you would normally throw away can be used on your pile. The natural process of decomposition takes place which transforms things in to wholesome, natural compost you can use on your garden instead of the chemically enhanced expensive stuff from the garden centre. One potential drawback is that whilst decomposing an unpleasant small can radiate from your heap. Spreading it out over as wide an area as you can will help to reduce smells produced as will making sure than you enable oxygen to get in there through aerating with a fork to help with the decomposition and occasionally watering to damp things down. Mix some old newspapers in there as well and make sure that where possible you cut things up in to small pieces – that may apply to foodtuffs from your kitchen in particular. The smaller things are the quicker they will decompose on your compost heap. The occasional maintenance through aeration and damping down to keep things slightly moist will help to keep your heap tidy, with the natural decomposing process and allow air flow to enable the heat produced by the process to escape. When things have taken their natural course you will be left with natural organic fertiliser which you can then use on your garden. If you do not have enough space you can pick up composting bins relatively cheaply from any garden centre or DIY store. Indeed, a bin might be a good thing to start with to see how it all works and if it is for you or not. You may also consider composting using a wormery. Your garden has worms in it naturally and they are basically natural recyclers. By starting a wormery in your garden they will do their thing by munching their way through garden and other waster you put in and the end product is one hundred percent organic material. If you are a keen angler then you also have a ready supply of bait.

So we have taken a look at how you can start to compost easily and some of the benefits of doing so. Starting your own garden wormery for composting is very easy and takes little work. To lean just how easy it is you may like to download a free ebook to get you on your way. For additional information and your copy please visit the URL below.

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Basic Composting For The Gardener - a brief look at how to get started with your own compost heap. It's quick, easy, cheap, produces natural fer...