Composting

Can You Add Hair To a Compost? What Value Does Hair Have To a Compost?

As someone who composts, you have probably realized there are quite a few substances that can be added to it. You might be wondering though, can you add hair to a compost? What value does hair have to a compost? You can add hair to a compost. It adds high levels of nitrogen to compost…

How to Make a DIY Insulated Tumbler for Winter

Composting requires heat to work quickly and effectively. Winter and cooler weather pose a problem then, right? Therefore it’s essential to know how to make a DIY insulated tumbler for winter so that your compost mixture effectively breaks down. So, how do you insulate a compost tumbler or bin yourself? To insulate a compost tumbler…

How to Insulate a Compost Bin (Step by Step Guide)

The beautiful thing about compost is that you don’t really have to babysit it all that much. So long as you set your compost pile up right from the get go it only takes a little bit of regular “feeding” and turning on your part to transform organic waste into super fuel for your plants…

Apartment Composting Without Worms (Clean and Simple Compost)

If you’ve been looking at indoor composting to feed your plants and reduce your waste output, but live in an apartment and aren’t excited about bringing worms indoors, you’ve come to the right place! Below we breakdown the ins and outs of indoor composting, showing you how to transform all of your food waste (and…

How long does it take a banana peel to decompose in a landfill?

Bananarama: An Unap-peel-ing Decomposition Time To cut right to the chase – it depends on the landfill. A banana in a correct decomposition environment should break down between two and ten days. On the other hand, depending on the chemical composition, size, and the heat of the landfill, it could take up to two years…

Can I use a broadcast spreader for compost?

You will deliver wonderful benefits to the soil in your garden or your lawn when you compost. Enhanced soil will fuel growth and help produce more beautiful blooms in your garden and encourage a lush, green, weed-free lawn. Composting rookies might wonder about how to apply compost to their gardens or lawns. If you are…

How much compost can you make from one pound of waste?

Making compost is just like cooking from scrap – satisfying and a way to save money by feeding the veggies and flowers in your garden that in turn will feed your family and give you beautiful roses. How much compost can you make from one pound of waste? Depending on the method used, you could…

Why Are Eggshells Microwaved Before Composting?

Why Are Eggshells Microwaved Before Composting? Long story short: they need to be as dry as possible before composting. While microwaving your eggshells might seem like a particularly strange step to take before composting, but trust us, it works. There are a whole host of reasons that you should be adding eggs into your compost…

How To Make Pineapple Compost- All You Need To Know

A big pile of chilled pineapples? Yes, a definite yes. A big pile of decomposing pineapples in a compost pile? A hard pass. Pineapple can be used while making a compost pit, yes. But there are definitely certain aspects of decomposing them that you will need to keep in mind, moving forward. Here’s all you’ll…

How To Keep Roaches Out Of Your Compost Bin- All You Need To Know

Compost bins are a great way to keep your home garden nutrient-rich and healthy. A few scraps from your kitchen and hey presto, you’ve got yourself some great soil to grow your little back garden. But the downside? Compost bins attract pests, bugs, worms and roaches that teem to the food matter in the bins….

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