As you work in your yard, you will find that the materials you are cleaning up can be used for making your own compost. Compost is a natural and organic ingredient that many gardeners are starting to use. Compost helps save on the cost of water used in the garden and will also help the garden save money on purchasing top soil to add to a garden.
Creating your own compost pile is simple. You need to collect the waste that is in your yard and gardens and place it into a pile. When your pile has been collected, the best place to create your compost out of the pile is in a compost bin. Finding the compost bin that will work for you will take a little bit of time and research. Below are some compost bins that you can purchase and place in your yard to help create the compost that you will use throughout your gardens.
When you choose a bin, you will have to make a few different choices with the options that are available. You will also need to consider the weather climate you live in and how that will affect your compost bin. Among the choices of compost bins, you can choose a:
1. Tumbling Compost Bin
2. Stationary Compost Bin
3. Worm Compost Bin
4. Multi Bin System
Each one of these bins will give you a variety and different options on how your compost will be created.
A Tumbling Compost Bin will create the compost in as little as 21 days. Creating compost that quickly will give you more opportunities to help your gardens grow. The compost bin is located outside and above the ground. Once you place your yard clippings into the bin, spin the bin every day. This will create your compost quickly to use.
A Stationary Compost Bin is a great source to use if you have a lot of yard clippings to create into compost. The bin is considered stationary and will vary in size. Purchase the size that is going to fit your yard’s needs. If you purchase a bin to large, your compost will take longer to create. If you choose a bin too small, your compost will not receive the moisture and oxygen flow that is needed to create the organisms that will turn your yard clippings into compost.
A Worm Compost Bin or a Vermicomposter is a bin that is used to create compost with worms. The worms that are placed in the bin with break down the yard clippings and organic material quickly and will create a rich compost that you can use within your garden soils. This type of compost will help the roots and plants in your garden flourish.
When you have a lot of organic materials that you want to use to create your compost, the Multi Bin System is the choice that you will want to make. As the season begins, you can place your materials into one section of the bin and start creating your compost. As you collect more materials and clippings over the next month, you can place those into another part of the bin and start another section of compost. As the compost is created, you will notice the materials shrinking in size and turning into a dark rich color.
Once you have chosen the compost bin that is going to work for your yard and your needs, start your compost process today. Add the yard clippings and materials you have started to save. Mixing the materials that you have placed in your bin will help your compost create quicker.