Compost vs. Fertilizer: The Differences Explained

compost vs fertilizer

Nothing grows up big and healthy without eating well. Whether you’re growing tomatoes, tulips, turf, or toddlers, they don’t grow unless you feed them, and what you feed them matters. And understanding how compost and fertilizer function differently will help you grow green grass, tasty tomatoes, abundant alliums, and squash the size of a small … Read more

Composting weeds – How To Do It The Right Way

compost bin filled with weeds

The only three guarantees in the life of a gardener are birth, death, and weeds. If you’re a compulsive composter like me, you can’t stand the idea of stuffing all that free green material into a plastic bag and sending it to a landfill. The problem is that if you compost weeds incorrectly you’ll plant … Read more

How to Speed Up Composting

how to speed up composting

Compost is a valuable addition to any garden, but an unbalanced and untended compost pile is like a stew left simmering on low heat. It takes a long time to finish, and even with patience, the texture will still be pretty chunky. While you can make compost slowly — throwing yard waste and kitchen waste in a … Read more

Composting Yard Waste – Recycle in Your Garden!

composting yard waste

Grass clippings, prunings, and other cut-offs from the lawn or garden are thrown away by most people. This is a huge waste, because all of those things can be reused. You can compost them to recycle the nutrients in your garden, improving your soil without using extra fertilizer. Buying your fertilizer or compost works fine, … Read more

The Complete Soil PH Meter Guide – Which Type is Most Accurate?

soil ph meter

What Is a Soil PH Meter? How Accurate Are They? And which type is the best suited for your required usage? These are all questions that will probably cross your mind the first time you come across these handy gadgets. An essential tool for any serious gardener, using a soil ph tester before every growing … Read more