All About Composting
What is Composting?
Compost is one of nature's best mulches and soil amendments, and when combined with an organic pre-emergent weed prevention product such as Concern Weed Prevention Plus or organic fertilizer such as Ringer Lawn Restore, microorganisms break down organic matter into nutrients used by your plants to grow stronger!
Using compost improves soil structure, texture, and aeration as well as increasing the amount of moisture the soil retains, allowing you to water less often.
Compost can clean and repair contaminated soil, including soils that have been destroyed by harmful synthetic chemicals.
How to Compost
There are two ways to make compost, actively or passively:
Active composting is highly-involved. The more time you invest, ultimately the more fertilizer it will yield. Being active in the process involves occasional turning of the pile, shredding of the waste material (heats up and decomposes quicker).
Passive composting is just as it sounds. You place your waste in your compost bin and leave it alone, only adding to the pile. Eventually (usually in a year or two) you have your finished product with minimal interaction.