Composting – The Advantages And Disadvantages


Composting is an easy and cheap way to make nutrient rich fertilizer for your garden. It is also a great way to get rid of kitchen waste, yard clippings, leaves, and other materials that you normally need to sweep up and throw out of your yard or garden.

The Advantages

There are a lot of advantages in using homemade fertilizers on your garden. It is practically free, since you are re-using materials that you already used or recycling materials that you don’t need any longer. You can also get these materials for free from family and friends or neighbors or even in bags on the street when people put out yard clippings and leaves in trash bags on the street to be collected. You can also sometimes get manure from local farmers for free, or for very low cost if they deliver it to your home.

Preparing your own fertilizer is very environmentally friendly and a lot of people are trying to do more to help the environment these days. If you want to garden in an eco-friendly way that reduces your footprint on the planet, natural homemade fertilizers are a great way in producing and providing the needs of your garden.

The Disadvantages

There are also some downsides to it. It’s dirty, and it can be smelly too depending on what materials you use. Your neighbors might not appreciate the smell from your compost pile or having a big pile blocking their view. It can also be inconvenient to gather up all your kitchen waste and either put it in a compost pile or put it in a bin outside after every meal.

You will definitely need to change the way you think and get in the habit of saving a lot of things that you normally throw away if you’re going to start composting. Once you get the hang of it, though, you’ll probably decide that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Are you ready to get started?

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Choosing a Compost Method

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Wire Mesh Compost Bin

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Making Your Own Compost Bin

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Wooden Pallet Compost Bin

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Plastic Worm Compost Bin

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What Items Can be Composted?

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Closed Plastic Or Rubber Bin

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What Can’t Be Composted?

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More Composting Tips

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