Composting is good for anyone in the world to do. It’s not only good for our environment but it saves gardeners much cash. Having compost that you use for fertilizer allows you to have more harvest each year and provides you with a free alternative to purchasing soil for your garden.
While many gardeners reap the rewards of using compost all year round, there are other benefits of composting that impact our environment. This is an easy way to do your part to keep your environment strong and healthy.
We’ll share the many reasons why and how composting helps the environment below as a means to inspire you to start a compost pile this year.
Composing helps hold water in the soil which reduces water runoff. Thus you’ll be helping save water by keeping it in the soil so that the environment has enough water for future years.
Composting helps reduce what people put into landfills. This process recycles organic materials and resources so that they’re never placed in landfills.
Composting helps keep the soil and garden healthy without commercial products like harsh chemicals to soften the soil or help with gardening. Reducing the chemicals used on our soil helps keep the planet clean and safe.
Compost piles help earthworms have a steady food supply. Not only is composting good for earthworms, but compost feeds other microorganisms that we need on our planet.
Composting helps reduce weeds and strengthen the roots of good plants when used as mulch around your yard. This helps reduce the chemicals homeowners may use when attempting to keep their lawn free of weed growth.
How to Start Composting
If you’re interested in starting compost this year, then you’ll need three simple items. All you need to start a compost pile is water, greens, and browns. The water is self-explanatory and the greens are your vegetable scraps or similar food scraps and the browns are leaves or old twigs. With these three items, you’ll be on your way towards composting to save the environment.
The ideal size for a compost bin is 3 feet tall, 3 feet wide, and 3 feet deep. This 3x3x3 is the best size to start enough compost to start saving the environment through the use of composting. You can use your compost in the garden, as mulch to reduce weeds, and use it to keep water runoff from clogging up your yard.