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Your Backyard Compost Pile Is The Best Organic Fertilizer

Although you may not know it, the compost pile you’ve been diligently caring for in your backyard is an organic gardener’s best friend. As an organic fertilizer, compost can improve your garden by adding nutrients to it, exhausting clay soil and preserving humidity in sandy soil. So how do you go about starting a garden and learning how to compost? (If you don’t already know, of course).

Composting is actually very easy: all you have to do is collect items from your garbage that can break down, such as leaves, yard waste, tea bags and grass. You can even add ingredients such as ashes, twigs, hair, eggshells, coffee grounds, straw, hay, and weeds. Remember that it is best to keep these items in a composting bin. Once the organic matter in the compost pile has broken down into a nutrient-rich soil, you can use it in your garden as an organic fertilizer.

How Do You Take Care of a Compost Pile to Ensure High-Quality Organic Fertilizer?

In the end, no matter what you choose to build your compost pile, you need to add water as needed. If you need organic fertilizer very quickly, try mixing brown and green items such as vegetable waste with coffee grounds, as well as weeds, greens, grass, and seaweed. Although you have to make sure the pile is moist, at the same time you need to protect it from the rain. You can accomplish this by covering the pile with a lid, tarp, or anything that offers adequate coverage. To avoid a foul smell it is also recommended that you ventilate the pile.

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