Composters Portland ME

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 Portland, ME that provide compost.

Broadway Gardens Greenhouse
(207) 772-0415
1640 Broadway
South Portland, ME
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Skillin's Greenhouses
(800) 244-3860
89 Foreside Road
Falmouth, ME
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Clothing, Compost, Composting, Composting Supplies, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Cutting Tools, Display Structures, Educational Books & Tapes, Environmental Controls, Equipment - New, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Ferns, Fertilizers, Fiber Containers, Florist, Flower Seed, Flowers - Fresh, Flowers, Foliage &…

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Ossipee Trail Gardens
(207) 839-2885
333 Ossipee Trail
Gorham, ME
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Estabrook's
(207) 846-4398
337 East Main Street
Yarmouth, MA
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Annuals, Conifers / Evergreens, Groundcovers, Herbs, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Vines

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Plainview Farm
(207) 829-5004
529 Mountfort Rd.
North Yarmouth, ME
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Compost, Composting, Crop Protection, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Supplies, Giftware, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Supplies, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Native Plant Nurseries, Organic F…

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Allen, Sterling & Lothrop
(207) 781-4142
191 U.S. Route 1
Falmouth, ME
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Estabrook's Color Spot
(207) 396-5301
571 US Route 1
Scarborough, ME
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Annuals, Cactus / Succulent, Conifers / Evergreens, Groundcovers, Herbs, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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Skillin's Greenhouses
(800) 348-8498
201 Gray Road
Cumberland, ME
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Clothing, Compost, Composting, Composting Supplies, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Cutting Tools, Display Structures, Educational Books & Tapes, Environmental Controls, Equipment - New, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Ferns, Fertilizers, Florist, Flower Seed, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fresh P…

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Estabrook Farms & Greenhouses
(207) 846-4398
337 E Main St
Yarmouth, ME
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Bird Feeders, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Clothing, Collectables & Figurines, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Decorative Planters & Urns, Drip Irrigation Supplies, Equipment - …

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Cobb's Inc
(207) 892-5795
7 Heathwood Drive
Windham, ME
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Rubber Mulch

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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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