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Garden pests such as insects and animals can cause a huge amount of damage to anything that is growing in the garden. Nothing is more frustrating than having your hard work destroyed by unwelcome guests. Garden pests come in all shapes and sizes from the smallest creepy crawly to something the size of a deer and they can damage or destroy a small section or a whole plant. Every gardener will have to deal with…

There are 4 basic necessities for home composting – nitrogen, carbon, air, and water. So how do we get started, what can be recycled? Anything that’s lived before is a rule of thumb. Greens – Nitrogen rich materials, rapidly decomposing Fruit, vegetable scraps Raw table scraps Grass clippings – spread in layers to prevent bulking Scraps for home composting Flower cuttings & garden plants Young green weeds – as long as they have not gone…

With daily headlines and all the talk about environmental conservation and proper garbage disposal, home composting is at the forefront, along with fuel efficiency and water conservation. For most people, home composting is one of the most environmentally beneficial activities to get involved in. Home Composting Facts In the US alone, garden and food wastes make up 28% of the waste stream. What this means is that a large portion of your garbage can be…