Compost is a gardener's best tool for healthy plants.
Our last day of the season is Friday, December 13. We reopen the first Tuesday in March 2014.
If you see smoke coming from our Linnaeus garden it's hopefully coming from our compost pile.
Wonder what to do with all those fall leaves? They are nature's FREE fertilizer for your landscape - so put them to good use. At the very least use a mulching lawn mower to grind up your leaves on your lawn to help enrich your soil.
Another option of course is to start composting. Composting allows decomposed materials to be reused as a nutritious supplement for your garden, lawn, and house plants. A variety of materials may be used for composting, including leaves, grass, weeds, and some kitchen scraps. And Autumn is a perfect time to begin composting.
Garden Benefits - Compost is great for the garden because it improves the soil structure and provides virtually all of the essential nutrients for healthy plants.
Environmental Benefits - The most obvious environmental benefit is that composting can significantly reduce the amount of solid waste that would otherwise find its way into the trash collection and dumping cycle. Using compost to feed your lawn and garden will also reduce your dependency on chemical fertilizers. ensuring that your lawn and garden thrive in soil that is alive and healthy.
What is the Best Way to Make Compost and How do I get started? Entire books have been written on the subject of composting, but I found it easier and less overwhelming to talk with gardeners and become familiar with the process which really is fairly simple. Making that black gold and spreading it in your yard is very rewarding.
For more dirt on composting read Barry's informative article "Home Composting Made Easy".
Questions? Talk to a Linnaeus Gardener at (918)746-5151. Go to About the Garden for more info.
Some colorful plants are frost-hardy. Come see us before we close in early December.