Compost Fertiliser Easily Explained

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Most people have heard about compost fertiliser, but how is it made and how does it benefit a garden?  Let’s have a look at why it’s a must for all gardener’s out there:

1.       What is known as “compost fertiliser” is a product that furnishes beneficial nutrients to soil, plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables. This fertiliser is created via the controlled decomposition of organic material, things such as plants, fruits, and vegetables. While all organic material will eventually decompose, the art of composting will speed up the process and help to form a nutrient-rich soil.

2.       Compost fertiliser helps soil to retain water, boost the healthy development of plant root systems, and contribute to an ecologically and environmentally sound means of food waste disposal and lawn clippings. Food and lawn waste account for roughly 30% of waste in landfills, so converting waste to compost fertiliser frees up valuable and limited space in landfills.

3.       Compost is commonly created by gathering organic waste and material in a sturdy container, usually known as a compost bin or it can be purchased directly from companies that specialise in top quality garden compost in Thirsk. Compost fertiliser is best when there is the perfect balance between green ingredients, such as green clippings, manure, vegetable and fruit waste and others such as wood, dried leaves, sawdust and paper. This combines nitrogen with carbon to make the ideal compost.

4.       After all the ingredients are mixed in the bin, some water is then added and mixed together. Now, some compost activator is usually added in the form of a liquid high in nitrogen, to accelerate the decomposition process. When the compost pile is created, microbes in the mix begin to multiply and break down the organic components, causing the compost pile to become warm. 

5.       When correctly administered, compost fertiliser will be available for usage in around two to four weeks. The compost should be dark brown and smell earthy like freshly tilled soil. If it smells bad like garbage, it is not ready and may be in need of extra material to correct the balance of the mixture. 

6.       Compost fertiliser is used in numerous ways and is often mixed with the existing soil, which lets the nutrients in the compost to slowly enter into the soil. It can also be used like mulch and placed around flowers and plants to cut back on the growth of weeds. Compost fertiliser can also be utilised when making a potting soil mix.

7.       Compost is further used to make what is known as “compost tea”. This tea is a liquid formed by soaking compost in water, which then goes on to produce a superb liquid which is rich with the nutrients found in compost. Compost tea is commonly applied to soil directly and sprayed onto plants.

And there you have all the details about the wonders of compost fertiliser and what it is all about!

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