Compost Awareness Week 2016

Compost Awareness Week 2016

Reduce Your Waste and Save Water at the Same Time

Reducing your waste and saving water may not seem related, but they can be connected through composting.  With the dry start to Spring and recent fires, holding onto the moisture we get is not a bad idea Composting can help with this.  By composting your organics with a back yard compost or worm compost, you are able to reduce what you are putting into your garbage each week.  Over time, those organics break down to be something that will benefit your garden, flower beds, and trees while reducing what is sent to our landfills.  This is where the water saving benefits come into play.  The compost that you are adding to your soil helps your soil hold onto moisture.  You aren't losing that water to run off and evaporation as fast.  The compost holds the moisture so that your plants benefit. 

Another way to hold onto the moisture we do get is to incorporate rain barrels into your getter system.  When we do get rain, you are able to collect that rain, to be used at a later time.  Using this water, in combination with the compost added to your soil, increases the moisture in your soil without turning on the faucet and helps it stay around longer to benefit your plants.