What Is Composting?
Composting is nature's way of recycling. It is a process that naturally occurs
when organic materials are returned to the soil through decomposition.
What's Involved in Backyard Composting?
Backyard composting is the process of decomposing your own
yard and kitchen waste. By spending a few minutes each week
and following a few easy steps, you can create your own compost
to use as fertilizer and mulch on your plants and lawn.
What are the Benefits of Backyard Composting?
1) Composting benefits the soil by...
producing a rich, beneficial soil additive
reducing soil diseases by feeding the soil a balanced diet
producing healthier plants
2) Composting benefits the environment by...
preserving the earth's resources
reducing the waste going to landfills
using fewer chemicals on your plants
3) Composting benefits you by...
lowering your water bill
reducing the amount of weeds in your yard
creating free mulch