Composters Colonial Heights 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 Colonial Heights, VA that provide compost.

Boulevard Flowers, Inc.
(804) 526-4000
2100 Ruffin Mill Road
Colonial Heights, VA
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Sneed's Nursery & Garden Center
(804) 320-7798
8756 Huguenot Rd
Richmond, VA
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Deck Construction, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fall Decorations, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fresh Plants, Furniture / Structures, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Certificates, Giftware, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Hardwood Mulch, Herbs, Home Decor, Home Furnishings, Houseplants, Irrigation Services, I…

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Stranges Florists Greenhouses & Garden Centers
(804) 782-1904
4201 Creighton Rd
Richmond, VA
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Builders / Contractors, Garden Centers / Nurseries

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Alpha Lawn Care and Landscaping Inc
(804) 526-0998
3119 Woodlawn Ave
Chesterfield, VA
 
Evangreen Landscape Nursery
(804) 590-2201
8010 Hickory Rd
Chesterfield, VA
 
Spring Earth Products
(804) 378-8747
600 Southlake Boulevard
Richmond, VA

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The Great Big Greenhouse & Nursery
(804) 320-1317
2051 Huguenot Road
Richmond, VA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Products, Bird Feeders, Bonsai, Brass / Copper Containers, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Trees - Cut, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fertilizers, Flags, Windsocks & Poles, Florist, Flower Seed, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fountains - Decorati…

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Boulevard Flower Gardens
(804) 526-4000
2100 Ruffin Mill Rd
Chesterfield, VA
 
J.E. Perdue Landscaping & Garden Center
(804) 451-3299
VA
Chesterfield, VA
 
Robbins Landscaping
(804) 748-3978
9700 Old Cannon Rd
Chesterfield, 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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