Tired of paying for bags upon bags of soil and fertilizer every year for your garden?
I was…and this is one reason why I started composting. It is super simple and well worth your time.
It will save you money, time, and cut down on your carbon footprint…a win win.
Reasons for composting
Reason 1. Your time. Composting will save you multiple trips to the plant nursery. Save you time in trying to treat weak soil and plants (because good compost is equivalent to feeding your soil 3 super healthy meals a day.)
Reason 2. Money. When adding compost to your garden you are cutting out the need for fertilizer and all those bags of expensive compost and topsoil…as well as mulch. Compost not only works better than fertilizer, it improves your soil so you can stop adding new soil each year, and it also acts as a layer of mulch (but much more efficient) to help conserve water.
Not to mention garbage bags, because once you start composting what you can your garbage load and recycle will go down (because newspaper/paper products are great for composting). And if you are one that bags your leaves or pays someone to do it, it will save you there….because leaves are a great component to composting….just wheelbarrow’em to the backyard, add them to the bin or just pile them up to break down into leaf-mold….and call it a day.
Reason 3. Your carbon footprint….which we could all stand to be more conscious of…..your footprint is you driving back and forth to the store for soil and fertilizer (your car emissions and the supplier’s emissions…..the leaf truck picking up your piles of leaves).
When you provide your own compost you cut down or cut out the need for pre-packaged supplies, like fertilizer, topsoil, etc. and this reduces plastic waste.
The EPA says it well…one benefit to composting is it reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint.
Another little tidbit
When you compost you are nurturing the microbiome in the soil. Which in turn will help you to grow healthy and strong plants.
Go here: https://www.epa.gov/ (to find out what goes in your compost and what doesn’t…)
So, now we know that not only is composting beneficial to you and your pocket but it is also super beneficial for the environment.
Once you do it, you will be hooked. If you decide to give it a try check out the basics here with the ABC’S OF COMPOSTING.