Often you may find that grass of your neighbor’s lawn is greener than yours and did your ever wonder what is so different between your lawn and your neighbor’s lawn.
It is the terreautage gazon (English meaning grass compost) that makes the difference between your and your neighbor’s lawn. Let us share few other secrets of organic garden compost that can make a lot of difference in the appearance of your lawn.
- The container
For creating organic compost, though it is not necessary to have any container, you can make it much easily if you use a container.
You may have a pile of good size compost within 4 to 6 feet. You may use four shipping pallets that is nailed together or buy compost bins from the garden store.
Also, you must have a cover for protecting against rain and heat but need ventilation so that air reaches the contents.
- The contents
Anything that comes from any organic matter can be used in the compost pile, but need to watch for the smell. You can also put horse manure, dog and cat droppings and also leftovers from your dinner table.
However, ideal compost will be a mixture of sticks and grass. Egg shells and few other kitchen scraps can also be used or anything that is organic matter.
- Maintaining and starting your compost pile
You must put few sticks at the bottom of your compost so that there may be little ventilation available. You may also use grass or woody material.
You must allow your compost to remain warm as the decaying process will also generate a bit of heat. You must periodically check that it remains warm.
Also, you can accelerate the organism by using little compost.
- How it works
As the whole things will decay and various bacteria will set in and the organism will develop. Two kinds of bacteria called aerobic and anaerobic. Anaerobic bacteria need moisture.
However, we should prefer more of aerobic bacteria in the compost and hence avoid moisture present in the compost. Bacteria will eat the compost and make it warm then you may sprinkle little water.
- Compost grass can be the best fertilizer
Often people tend to believe that grass cannot be a good fertilizer, but grass with many other decayed as well as recycled ingredients will make a very good fertilizer.
Now you have learnt all the secrets regarding organic garden compost and now you can make sure that your grass too shall look greener.