Going and Growing Green

In Your Garden and Landscape

Tip #5 : Compost Yourself

The ultimate weapon for a rich garden, lawn and landscape is compost.  Yes, there’s brown gold in “dem dar hills.”   With a few simple do’s and don’ts you can have a lush yard and garden by adding your own homemade compost to your plantings… and it’s great for the environment, too.  Yard waste and food scraps together create about one forth of U.S. municipal solid wastes. That's a lot to save from landfills by becoming useful and environmentally helpful compost instead!   It costs almost nothing to make and will save you money when used in your soil.  Using compost can reduce the need for water, fertilizers, and pesticides in your garden and landscape.  

It’s easy to start composting, for yourself or with your neighborhood. 

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