Gardening Articles: Care :: Soil, Water, & Fertilizer

Composting Made Easy

by National Gardening Association Editors


Adding compost to your soil is one of the best ways to improve growing conditions in any garden. Compost helps to lighten heavy soil, increase the water-holding capacity of sandy soils, encourage healthy populations of helpful soil organisms and provide nutrients for crops.

Want to make your own but are unsure how to begin? Help is at hand! Composting for Dummies will walk you through the steps needed to turn household waste, yard clippings and more into nutrient-rich compost, build and maintain your own compost bin, use worms to aid in composting and give your flower and vegetable gardens a boost of energy. Authored by Cathy Cromell, southwest desert regional garden editor for the National Gardening Association, this great new addition to the “Dummies” series will give you lots of useful, easy-to-understand information leavened with characteristic humor.

For more information on this new book, go to: For Dummies.

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