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Composting at home

Posted on: May 17th, 2017

An ever increasing number of individuals are becoming environmentally conscious and taking a look into the small yet straightforward ways they can lessen their carbon footprint at home.

We are all comfortable with the binning systems run by our local authorities to recycle waste from our homes however do we really know what happens when it arrives at its destination? Additionally, with regards to gardening, many individuals are still unaware of the ways green waste can keep on benefitting their own plants and trees and give ideal nutrition.

Here at Prince Tree Surgery, professional tree surgeons based in Brentwood, Essex, we have our own particular part to play to protect the environment by recycling wasteth waste from our jobs and using environmentally-friendly products while on site for example biodegradable oils, low-emission power tools and bio diesels. We additionally hold a waste carrier’s license issued by the Environment Agency.

At the point when garden waste is gathered from the jobs we carry out at your homes, it is transported to extensive public composting sites where it is converted into pure, concentrated recycled compost. The whole procedure more often than not takes around three to four months.

The garden waste is fed into a larger shredder which will reduce the size of the waste. The material is shaped into long, triangular stores called "windrows" in the outside which are checked and monitored and regularly turned to ensure air reaches all micro-organisms.

After about 24 weeks, it has changed into compost and is screened to guarantee it is all a similar size. It is then bagged as pro-grow soil condition which can be bought at recycling centres.

If you are an enthusiastic gardener, or appreciate and enjoy growing your own particular vegetables, a lot of your garden waste can stay in your garden to help give a a healthy environment for to them to thrive.

Here at Prince Tree Surgery we suggest packing all dead fallen leaves into bin bags (with perforated sides) or chicken wire and leaving them to rest for at least a year before spreading on flowers, shrubs and vegetables as mulch.

If you manage to keep on top of mowing your lawn regularly, why not allow the grass to heap up in a pile to rot down? The area can be used to plant seeds on it. Flowers and plant cuttings can likewise be chopped up in the same way.

Making your own compost is another rewarding method for recycling your garden and kitchen waste which can be utilised to feed and condition your soil and pot planting.

Around an estimate of 40% of the average dustbin contents are suitable for home composting. Anything that was once living will compost yet things, for example, meat, dairy items and cooked food should be avoided as they can attract vermin.

There are various valuable guides to help you make your own composting system. It does sound a little tricky, and it is at first, but trial and error will definitely help you find the right method that works best for you.

We hope you found this article of interest 'Composting at home'.

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