Composters Blacksburg VA

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 Blacksburg, VA that provide compost.

Vaughn's Nursery
(540) 674-4443
4801 Cleburne Blvd.
Dublin, VA
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Taylor's Quality Landscape Supply
(803) 446-6525
5400 Augusta Road
Lexington, SC

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Stranges Florists Greenhouses & Garden Centers
(804) 782-1904
4201 Creighton Rd
Richmond, VA
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Tatterson Greenhouses
(804) 725-3301
3662 Newpoint Comfort
Port Haywood, VA
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Merrifield Garden Center
(703) 560-6222
8132 Lee Highway
Merrifield, VA
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Blooms For Tomorrow, Inc
(540) 674-4443
Rt 100 South Box 1521
Dublin, VA

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Southern Charm Gardin Center
(757) 562-7373
111 Commerce Park Rd
Franklin, VA
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Nalls Farm Market
(540) 955-0004
4869 Harry Byrd Hwy
Berryville, VA
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(757) 898-7799
4921 George Washington Memorial Hwy
Yorktown, VA
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7310 Beulah St.
Franconia, VA
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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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