Compost at home and become a greener gardener today

Home composting is a fantastic way to turn your food and garden waste into a nutrient-rich soil conditioner that can help your garden grow more

May 18 2017

Composting

It is very versatile as it can be used as mulch, a top dressing, as well as for potting mixes.

The process is very simple. All you need to do is balance the amount of garden waste you are composting (such as prunings, trimmings and grass cuttings) with an equal amount of uncooked fruit and vegetable peelings.

As part of our support for Compost Awareness Week this month to encourage more Hampshire residents to start composting throughout the year, we have teamed up with getcomposting.com to offer some great priced bins to Hampshire residents.

To help you get started, see our step-by-step guide to home composting from start to finish, including how to set up your bin (or heap), and what items to include in your compost, together with many more hints and tips.
 
Our Smart Living Hampshire team will be pleased to help if you are having problems with your current compost bin, or you need some additional advice. There are various ways you can get in touch: 

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