Composters Birmingham AL

Compost is decomposed organic material that is often used as fertilizer, landfill cover, and as a natural pesticide. It can act as a soil amendment and can counteract erosion control and is an important component of organic farming. Compost types include compost tea and vermicompost. See below to learn more and to gain access to garden supply stores in Birmingham, AL that provide compost.

Oak Street Garden Shop
(205) 870-7542
115 Oak Street
Birmingham, AL
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Andy's Creekside Nursery
(205) 824-0233
3351 Morgan Dr
Birmingham, AL
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Business Services, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fountains - Decorative, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Giftware, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Water Garden Companies, Water Garden Design, Water Garden Supplies, Water Gardening Contractors

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Hanna's Garden Shop, Inc.
(205) 991-2939
5485 Highway 280
Birmingham, AL
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fertilizers, Fungicides, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Certificates, Giftware, Groundcovers, Herbicides, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, H…

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Warren Family Garden Center & Nursery
(205) 853-4769
2449 Old Springville Rd
Center Point, AL
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Annuals, Vegetables

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Myers Plants & Pottery
(205) 663-6597
2935 Highway 31 S
Pelham, AL
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Annuals, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Supplies & Equipment, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Pottery, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Water Garden Companies, Water G…

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Garden Shop Of Homewood
(205) 445-1010
307 Oxmoor Road
Homewood, AL
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Collier's Nursery
(205) 822-3133
2904 Old Rocky Ridge Rd
Birmingham, AL
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Lasting Landscapes Llc
(205) 999-2841
1655 Lake Cyrus Club Dr.
Hoover, AL
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Mulch, Rubber Mulch

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Classic Gardens & Landscape
(205) 854-4005
1855 Carson Rd
Birmingham, AL
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Barton's Greenhouse & Nursery
(205) 664-2964
401 Primrose Dr
Alabaster, AL

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Composting | Options for composting in your garden

Options for composting in your garden

Composting is a great way to enrich your soil, garden and plants while simultaneously helping the environment by reducing waste. When you compost, you use a special receptacle to discard certain types of home food scraps, such as fruit and vegetable peelings and remnants. Dead leaves as well as lawn and yard clippings also make great additions to your compost bin.

Over time, the materials in your compost bin naturally degrade, creating a healthy fertilizer and mulching material that can be used anywhere in your yard or garden. Because most of the materials you add to your bin or drum are plant-based, composting produces no smell. Gardening composting is not only simple and enjoyable; it also helps you save money on expensive fertilizers, mulch and soil conditioners.

Bin and Drum Composting

There are many different types of receptacles in which you can store and produce your compost. The simplest storage units are composting bins. These bins feature special chambers to aerate and store compost at various stages of decomposition.

Another popular unit is the composting drum, which is a simple container that is designed to reduce compost maintenance. You simply add compost material, wet it down, then seal the drum for a specified period of time. Later, it can be unsealed and rotated to aerate and mix the compost.

Alternative Composting Equipment

An unusual method of composting is called worm composting, and it involves using earthworms to do the work of producing and maintaining your compost. Just as they do in nature, worms eat and tunnel through your compost, transforming it into light, fluffy, mineral-rich humus.

Another possibility for people who are simply interested in producing compost for their lawns is a "green" or composting mower. They look and handle like regular lawn mowers , but instead of removing grass clippings, they grind them up and redistribute them back to the lawn itself. The result is rich...

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