Composters Louisville KY

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 Louisville, KY that provide compost.

Frank Otte Nursery & Garden Center
(502) 454-4000
2930 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY
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The Plant Kingdom
(502) 893-7333
4101 Westport Rd
Louisville, KY
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Lee's Garden Center Of Okalona
(270) 358-9897
7500 Jefferson Boulevard
Okalona, KY
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Frank Otte Nursery & Garden Center
(502) 426-6512
8717 Westport Rd
Louisville, KY

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Wilson's Farms & Greenhouse
(502) 449-1806
3903 Blanton Lane
Louisville, KY
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St. Matthews Feed & Seed
(502) 896-4473
225 Chenoweth Ln.
Louisville, KY
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Wallitsch Nursery & Garden Center, Inc.
(502) 454-3553
2608 Hikes Lane
Louisville, KY
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Sunshine Grow Shop
(502) 327-6300
Po Box 221404 1400 S Hurstbourne Pkwy
Louisville, KY
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Walnut Ridge Nursery & Garden Center
(812) 288-6691
2108 Hamburg Pike
Jeffersonville, IN
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Gagel Truck Farm
(502) 447-6809
2400 Lower Hunters Trace Road
Louisville, KY

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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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