Not only do composters reduce garbage sent to the landfill, but they provide fertilizer for your gardens that is second to none. Take plant-based kitchen scraps and coffee grinds and turn them into rich food for your flowers.
Homeowners new to the composting scene should check out a basic garden composter with instructions. Outdora.com carries composters for the amateur and the enthusiast, from large units to compact bins and countertop caddies. An excellent choice of accessories and tools is also available.
Traditional composting bins work well with frequent attention and a bit of patience. The benefits of mature compost derived from these bins are innumerable. Aerobic models keep the different stages of waste to compost separate for efficiency and deliver finished compost quicker without as much of your attention.
Other models that work with motion, such as the Sun-Mar 200 garden composter, store the waste in a drum that spins by hand and has easy access for adding materials and removing finished compost. These are perfect for smaller spaces and for keeping pests and pets out of the system.
Vermicomposting is a fast growing and ideal way to convert waste into usable fertilizer. Kitchen scraps are quickly consumed by garden worms (such as red wigglers), who in turn leave nutrient rich waste for use as fertilizer. The Worm Farm at Outdora holds thousands of worms that work hard to deliver the most eco-friendly plant food there is.
If garden composting is well established in the yard and you’re still looking for more earth friendly tasks in your home, why not consider a toilet composter? Perfect for the trailer, barn or cottage, composting toilets are highly efficient and can reduce water usage drastically. Available in electric or non-electric, as portable models or central toilet systems, something in the range of models manufactured by Sun-Mar and available from Outdora is sure to suit your needs. The waste left over from these systems is ideal for mulch in your garden.
Research the wide variety of composters for your home today. For a greener, more eco-conscious backyard and garden, composting is certainly a worthwhile and beneficial route to take.