Sunday, April 6, 2008

Compost and Composting


What Is Compost?
Compost is one of the most valuable resources for beautifying your landscape, and it is almost free. The leaves you gather, the grass you mow, and the branches you neat are some of the ingredients you can use to make compost. Finished compost is dark and has a pleasant smell. It is produced when organic matter, such as garden, lawn, and kitchen waste, is broken down by bacteria and fungi. Use it throughout your landscape - till it into gardens and flower beds, add it to the soil when revamping your lawn, or sieve it and use it in potting soil.

Then, composting is the decomposition of once-living materials to make an soily materials that is good for enriching houseplants or garden soil. Composting is useful for it means you recycle your yard and kitchen wastes and reducing the amount of waste sent for disposal. It is old idea. In the nature, composting happens when leaves fall and pile up on the forest floor and then decay. Eventually, the rotting leaves are returned to the soil, where living roots can finish the recycling process by regaining the nutrients from the decomposed leaves. Composting may be is the origin of agriculture too. Some experts have speculated that ancient humans leaved food wastes in piles near their camps, and the wastes rotted were became habitat for the seeds of food plants that growed there. When people recognized that dump heaps were good places for plant to grow, they began to put food seeds intentionally there.

Today, the use of composting to turn organic rubbish into a valuable and recycled resource is spread out rapidly in the world, as people become more conscious of the impacts they have on the environment and as landfill space becomes limited. Making use of yard and kitchen wastes is good action to minimize waste overall.

You can take your part in this composting revolution by composting your kitchen wastes at your home. There are a many choices for containing your compost. Some people choose to do it simply by piling up compost in a part of the ground. Others build bins their own and there are many factory-made bins on the market too. Even some people thought it is complex, we can learn how easy it is to compost.

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