WHY DO I NEED COMPOST AND WHAT IS IT?

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Brush, leaves, and grass clippings are accepted for composting at Northeast Nursery. Our composting site is where we collect the above-mentioned raw materials and turn them into 100 percent organic compost using careful horticulture procedures. To see the results of our compost test, go he

We Compost, Did You Know?

Compost is sold by the cubic yard and may be picked up or delivered to the project site! A 3/4" Trommel screener is used to screen all of our compost. The cubic yard is the only unit of measurement for all bulk materials. Similar goods are available in bags if you want lesser quantities.

What exactly is compost?

Compost can be found almost anywhere!!! Trees shed their leaves. After mowing the yard, grass clippings are left. Plants and animals both perish. These organic compounds degrade or break down over time. Compost is the rich, dark brown, crumbly, soil-like substance that results.

Leaves, grass clippings, vegetable and fruit wastes, coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, wood chips, straw, and small twigs may all be used to make compost at home or at school.

The process of breaking down organic materials to make compost is largely done by tiny living creatures. Microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungus, are examples of these microscopic workers. Microorganisms in the soil aid in the breakdown of organic compounds. Soil creatures such as worms and pill bugs aid in the conversion of organic waste to compost.

Microorganisms and soil animals consume organic materials as food as they decompose them into Compost delivery. Many of the nutrients that plants require for development and function are found in organic materials. These nutrients are eventually returned to the soil and utilized by trees, grass, and other plants. This is how nature composts and recycles!!!!

Compost made at home or in the classroom can be used as a mulch or incorporated into the soil. Compost is one of the most effective mulches and soil additives available in nature. Composting and mulching can help you save money by lowering your fertilizer and landscaping costs, cutting your water bill, and lowering your garbage pickup and disposal costs.

Nature's practice of recycling decomposed organic matter into a rich soil known as compost is known as composting. Everything that was once alive will eventually decay. Backyard composting is essentially a sped-up version of a natural process. By composting your organic waste, you're reintroducing nutrients to the soil, allowing the life cycle to continue.

Composting comes in a variety of forms.

  • Backyard composting — All you need to produce compost is a yard and a mix of browns (fallen leaves or straw) and greens (grass clippings and food wastes).
  • Worm composting (vermicomposting) – This method of composting is ideal if you have a small yard, live in an apartment, or have a lot of food leftovers.
  • Composting in bulk.

There are ten compelling reasons to compost:

  1. Yard and food waste account for 30% of total trash. Composting your kitchen and yard waste helps to keep it out of landfills, streams, and water treatment plants.
  2. Your pest issues will be considerably reduced, as would your usage of pesticides.
  3. Plants that grow in good soil look better, produce more, and are better able to battle pests and illnesses.
  4. Adding organic ingredients to the soil helps it retain moisture.
  5. Beneficial organisms are fed by adding degraded organic matter to the soil.
  6. Compost may be used to improve both sandy and clay soils.
  7. Compost is a well–balanced, slow-release fertilizer source that helps the soil retain nutrients long enough for plants to utilize them.
  8. Composting saves money since you don't have to buy soil conditioners or bagged manure.
  9. Taking good care of your plants will help you eat better. Plants cultivated in nutrient-depleted soils have a lower nutritional value.
  10. Composting at home is an excellent way to teach children about nature and the life cycle.
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