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If you’re new to gardening, you might have heard of composting before, but maybe don’t know where to start. Composting is an easy gardening project that when done correctly, can provide your soil with extra nutrients to help your garden grow.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get your compost pile started. See the helpful infographic below for more tips on how you can start composting.
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The Benefits Of Composting
Adding compost to your soil can significantly change the health of your garden. By adding compost to your soil, you can reduce the number of pests in your garden, add moisture and give your soil the nutrients it needs to help your plants grow. An added benefit you may not have thought of; composting prevents organic material from going into a landfill. By composting, you're helping the earth in so many ways!
To learn more about how composting can help, see what the Environmental Protection Agency suggests.
If your compost still isn't helping your plants grow, you may want to consider soil testing. A simple test can help you determine what's missing from your soil that would otherwise aid growth. DIY tests are cheap, but will only show you the acidity of the soil. To really determine what your soil needs, you'll want a pro to come and perform the test and analyze the results. The average cost to test soil is $1,142, with most homeowners spending between $947 and $1,550.
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