Backyard Composting

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At a glance..

There are many methods of composting; they all have their advocates, their advantages and disadvantages and disadvantages. Learn more about backyard composting here.

The details..

Backyard Composting by Helga Olkowski is a comprehensive guide that teaches readers how to create rich, organic soil from their own yard waste. The book covers different composting methods such as slow and fast processes, the benefits of aerobic decomposition over anaerobic decay, and the ideal set-up for bins or piles. It also explains how finished compost can be used as mulch or fertilizer to improve soil structure and support plant growth.

The author emphasizes on using an aerobic process which produces high-quality compost with nitrogen-rich nutrients required for healthy plant growth. She shares tips on what materials are suitable for making good quality compost like leaves, grass clippings but not manures or kitchen garbage due to fly breeding problems it causes.

One of the advantages of this method is its simplicity - requiring little energy input while producing useful results. However,the disadvantage lies in low nitrogen content which takes up considerable space when stored leading to rodent infestation if not properly managed.

Overall Backyard Composting offers practical advice on turning household waste into valuable resources that benefit both gardeners' pockets and environment.

Resource Info

Page count: 21
Size: 2923kb
File Type: pdf


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