How to Make Compost at Home
What is composting?Any organic material that can be added to the soil to improve its fertility status and help plants grow faster can be referred to as compost. It is one of the most important garden based ingredients that you could add to the soil to help plants grow quicker. It is also a simple way of creating soil that is rich in nutrients and it is also good for the environment as it helps minimize waste. The natural process in which organic material gradually breaks down to become compost is called ‘decomposing’ which acts as a means of creating a soil conditioner.
What are the benefits of composting and why should you make compost at home?Composting has a very positive impact on the environment and here are some reasons why you should consider composting at home.
- Replenishes the soil. Compost is often referred to as ‘black gold’ or ‘nature’s antidote’ because it is a very natural and organic solution to help even weakened soil regain its nutrient level. Composting helps you in being able to create ‘humus’ for your outdoor area or yard which acts to improve the fertility of the soil and allows it to retain water content better.
- Brings down waste levels: One of the reasons why composting is so popular is because it minimizes the wastage that takes place in any household or domestic area. Most of what is thrown outside a kitchen can be used to create healthy compost. That way, it is able to recycle something that would otherwise have been useless.
- Good for the environment: Typically, large heaps of waste need to be dumped somewhere and often wide expanses of land are chosen to throw away waste. This results in virtual eye-sores being created where mountains of trash are piled which are unpleasant to look at. These are horrible for the environment as well because they produce toxins and become a breeding ground for diseases. Composting offers an effective solution to landfill sites by reusing waste by putting it into the ground and turning it into something productive.