The warm summer weather and tropical rainstorms this year have help gardens to bloom and flourish, but summer is almost over and the time has come to prune, trim and prepare the garden for next year. What should you do with all the extra garden waste? GetComposting, of course.
Don’t look at it as waste; your old garden debris has the potential to give you a free supply of top quality compost with very little effort.
Simply through it into a compost bin and over the winter months it will rot down to produce environmentally friendly compost that when added to the garden will suppress weeds and retain moisture throughout the dry months.
Benefits of home composting:
- It’s easy to make and easy to use.
- Produces a free continual source of the very best compost.
- Improves soil structure.
- Maintains moisture.
- Helps the soil PH balance.
- Suppresses plant disease.
- Reduced the need for polluting bonfires.
- Reduces carbon emissions.
- Helps to divert organic waste from the landfill.
- Reduces refuse collection costs.
To encourage residents to get composting, North Lincolnshire Council has teamed up with GetComposting.com to offer home compost bins at special offer prices from only £17.98 (RRP £39). There is also a buy one, get one half price offer to buy a second bin for only £8.99 – a massive saving!
Visit www.getcomposting.com or call 0844 571 4444 to buy your compost bin, and to see what other products are available.
Coun Neil Poole (Messingham), Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “Now is the perfect time of year to start composting. Making your own compost has many benefits for your garden, not forgetting the cost savings you can make. Take advantage of the reduced priced compost bins and make the most out of your household and garden waste. You can make a difference to the environment by composting at home.”
View this if you were a fan of Compost Corner & Tiswas many years ago.