10 principles of sustainable and ecological gardening.
#2 - COMPOST - REDUCE WASTE TO LANDFILL, FREE NATURAL FERTILISER, AMAZING FOR WILDLIFE
Composting adds so many nutrients to your soil, allowing the soil to build strength to sustain your vegetation. Instead of throwing away your food scraps and lawn clippings, add them to a compost bin or pile. As the compost materials sit and mix, they’re breaking down so you can add it as a fertilizer to your garden. It’s completely natural and brilliant!
The story doesn’t end there, compost bins create habitats and breeding grounds for so many insects. Inside the compost, worms and fungi feed on the rotting vegetable matter. Insect predators feed on the slugs, insects and other invertebrates that are attracted to the heap. Birds visit to seek out insects and seeds. Some animals, such as smooth newts, shelter there during the day.
A wildlife-friendly compost heap provides delicious fodder for woodlice and worms, and can be a brilliant place for toads and slow-worms too!
Basically, it is all going on in a compost bin and you will not have to buy compost in plastic bags again!
There are heaps (excuse the pun) of advice on composting out there on the internet, we have included a few links here.
Some composting advice
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