Composters Villa Park IL

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 Villa Park, IL that provide compost.

Hausermann Orchids, Inc.
(630) 543-6855
2N134 Addison Rd # 3
Villa Park, IL
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Orchids, Plants, Vegetables

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Schwarz Nursery & Garden Center
(630) 627-6261
21 W 020 Army Trail Rd
Addison, IL
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plant Merchants, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables

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Mk Rubber Mulch
(630) 842-8951
Greg Pearson
Glendale Heights, IL

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Jewel Food Stores
(708) 531-6539
1955 West North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
Products / Services
Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products

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Bruss Landscaping Inc
(630) 665-1600
1607 E Roosevelt Rd
Wheaton, IL
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Deck Construction, Groundcovers, Landscape Architects, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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The Hidden Gardens
(630) 655-8283
16W658 S. Frontage Road
Willowbrook, IL
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bonsai, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fish / Koi, Fish Food, Fish Health, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Vines, Water Garden Maintenance, Water Garden Supplies

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Angelia Hopson
(630) 793-0500
799 Rosevelt Building 3
Glenn Ellyn, IL

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Wannemaker's Garden Center
(630) 852-0700
1940 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
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Annuals, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, 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, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Hinsdale Nurseries, Inc.
(630) 323-1411
7200 S Madison Street
Willowbrook, IL
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arborist Services, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Display Structures, Ferns, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gazebos / Pavilions, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Industry Supplies & Services, Landscape Architects, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape M…

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Wheaton Nurseries, Inc.
(630) 668-0947
626 E. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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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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