Tips To Help You Supplement Your Yard Vegetation With Beneficial Compost

A beautiful and healthy landscaping starts with the right nutrient-rich soil and a good supply of water. But when your property soil is lacking in nutrients at any level, you can boost it with compost to enrich it for healthy vegetation. Here are some recommendations for you to get your garden and landscaping healthy with a supply of compost.

Build Your Own Compost Bin

To start off your own compost supply right in your yard, you can build a compost bin to help you break down your composting materials into a dark and rich soil compost. You can add your composting materials onto a compost pile to let the sun's rays naturally heat and break down the elements, or you can build a bin from a plastic tote and lid. 

If you choose to make a tote compost bin, the lid to the bin is important, as it traps the heat within the composting materials to aid in their breaking down into rich compost. The lid also helps control any odors from escaping your compost bin. Also, drill some small holes along the sides of the compost bin to allow oxygen to enter your compost bin while the contents breaks down. 

Compost Household Materials

If you have chosen to build your own at-home composter, you can add to it materials and scraps from your home's own waste. You will need the right one to three ratio of green to brown materials to provide nitrogen and carbon, wet and dry materials, respectively. Look to add the various wet and dry materials in layers so they don't clump together and create pockets of too-wet or too-dry areas.

A good selection of nitrogen includes grass clippings, weeds, tea leaves, fruit and vegetable scraps, and coffee grounds. Carbon in your composting bin can come from sawdust, shredded newspaper, dryer lint, ashes, wood chips, straw, hay, leaves, and pine needles. Don't add any meat trimmings or bones, and if you add eggshells, be sure you crush them into a powdery additive.

Order From a Local Supplier

If you don't have the space in your yard, the time, or want to worry about the smell of a compost bin, you can order your own supply of pure organic compost from a local supplier. Many landscape companies can provide this to you and deliver it to your home, depending on how much you want to order. Or, you can also buy bagged compost from a home and garden shop in your area.

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