Composting is not only good for the environment; it’s also the secret to the success of many home gardeners. And at almost no cost to you, composting is a secret shared by many smart gardeners and really can’t be ignored. In this article, we’ll take a look at the composting tools you will need or possibly benefit from and just some of the ways that you can use composting to your advantage.
Composting Tools – Composting Container
An indispensable composting tool is the container that you will use. Here you have a few options. The classic option for a compost bin is one made of wood. It has three sections, each at least 3 feet by 3 feet, so you’ll need a lot of space. Typically this is made of wood, but cheaper bins made of mesh or plastic are a viable alternatives. With this composting container, you will put debris in one bin, your in-progress compost pile in the next, and your finished compost pile in the third.
Composting Tools – Composting Tumbler
If, however you do not want to wait the 3-6 months that it typical takes a finished piles to develop into compost, there is the alternative of the compost tumbler. The decomposition process is hurried along each and every time you turn the tumbler, provided that the right organic materials are in the pile and the pile does not get too wet. These are really handy composting tools.
Composting Tools – Useful material
There are also some optional materials that you might find useful for composting. For example, if your garden and backyard area do not have a plentiful supply of earthworms, introduce some to your pile. And if you have a large garden, you would do well to buy a shredder to break down twigs, stalks, and branches for your compost pile.
In many ways, composting can be the help-all or even cure-all of so many gardening woes. Soil erosion? Acidic soil? Soil depletion? Weed problems? These are all things that composting will help you with. If you want to have the right Tools and Equipment for your Home Garden, check out the vast variety of composting tools on the market.