Soil and Composting

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Best Ingredients for Good Compost

Waste Not Want Not: The Best Ingredients for Your Compost Bin Gardening is not just the art of cultivating good plants but also of cultivating good soil. And the answer to good soil lies in compost: a rich source of nourishment made from home waste. 1.6 million households in the UK create their own compost in this way. And whilst it’s popular and an easy means to achieve good soil, there is a skill involved. To create a dark, crumbly, […]

Christmas Composting Guide

Christmas is almost upon us, and it is a great opportunity to gather together lots of composting materials and get a head start on spring’s supply of compost. We generate huge amounts of waste at this time of year, and most of it can be composted. If you’re using the hot composting method, you can compost most cooked food — even your turkey carcass and leftover Christmas pud. However, you will need to break a carcass up into smaller pieces, […]

Make your own Leafmould

Autumn can be a lovely time of year but the work involved in clearing up all the dropped leaves can be a chore each year. However, there is a benefit to be had – they make a fabulous free source of organic matter.

Mulch and Mulching

Mulching is the application of organic matter on any exposed soil between plants, shrubs and trees and should be carried out while the soil is warm and moist.

The Pretty way to Compost your Kitchen Waste

Composting is a great way to recycle kitchen scraps that would normally be thrown away with the normal household waste. You can, of course, put your scraps in bowl or bag and transfer them to your compost heap or green bin but the prettier way is to use one of these Compost Crocks from Lakeland.

Garden Soil

Soil is a gardener’s most precious resource and if well looked after it will produce bigger crops and healthier plants that last longer.

Green Manure

Green manures are short-term crops that are specifically grown to be dug back into the soil, adding organic matter and nutrients.