WHY COMPOST?Inexpensive and natural, the process of composting is seen every day on the forest floors. Itdoesn’t need any ...
DID YOU KNOW? An Environmental Protection Agency guide from 2007 estimated that        Americans could keep 140 pounds of ...
Improve Soil CompositionCompost will improve the structure of your soil. It will help your sandy soil retain water andrela...
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This is a sample segment out of my latest eBook, the Beginner's Guide to Composting.

I've created an outstanding approach for first timers to start out composting. To get instant access to this handy handbook, head over to http://692r.com/beginners-guide-to-composting/.

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Why Compost?

  1. 1. WHY COMPOST?Inexpensive and natural, the process of composting is seen every day on the forest floors. Itdoesn’t need any help or assistance. Nature does it all on its own. Of course this type of decaytakes a very long time. DID YOU KNOW? Up to 30% of an average household’s waste is organic and can be turned into compost.Thankfully with the method of hot composting, a method you’ll learn in this guide, you will beable to turn your kitchen and garden waste into a nutrient rich food for your garden. It is easyto make your own compost quickly and efficiently.ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITSYou might have thought why bother composting. It’s just going to go to a landfill anddecompose anyways. So either way the process will happen, with or without your help, right?True. It will be sent to a landfill, but it’s not going to decompose quickly. And the added cost ofbagging the waste and moving it to those landfills adds more stress to the environment and ourplanet.Composting can help reduce global warming.Landfills are crowded and the waste doesn’t receive the air circulation necessary for propercomposting. It isn’t an ideal way for the organic waste to decay as it takes a very long time andlandfills are filling up.
  2. 2. DID YOU KNOW? An Environmental Protection Agency guide from 2007 estimated that Americans could keep 140 pounds of waste per person out of the landfill by composting every year.The organic waste will create methane, a harmful greenhouse gas, as it breaks down in alandfill. That methane is being added to our atmosphere every day.When compared to the composting process that you’ll learn about in this guide, the waste willbreak down aerobically, that is requiring oxygen. This composting method means little methaneis produced.BENEFITS FOR YOUR GARDENNitrogen, potassium and phosphorous... these are ingredients that will benefit your garden’ssoil and they are found in compost.It doesn’t matter if your soil is in poor condition when you decide to begin composting. Addingthe nutrient-dense compost will improve even the poorest of soils. This includes clay, sand andsilt based soils. Clay Soil can be challenging to work with as it stays wet for longer periods of time, yet dries rock hard. Sandy Soil dries out quickly because of the ease of water drainage through the large gaps between sand particles. This is a problem when nutrients are also draining. Silt Soil will make your life easier. It’s a combination of good water drainage and water holding in moderately-sized particles.
  3. 3. Improve Soil CompositionCompost will improve the structure of your soil. It will help your sandy soil retain water andrelax clay soils.If your soil is highly acidic or alkaline, the compost will help buffer the soil pH balance.In addition to improving your soil conditions you’ll also be maintaining moisture levels and helpprotect your garden against disease. DID YOU KNOW? A major benefit of compost is that it binds nutrients and water in reserve. It will actually hold twice its weight in water. It frees the water and nutrients when your plants need it most. This will increase your plants capacity during the dry months and lower your water bills. For the rest of this document, and to get all the composting tips go to... http://692r.com/beginners-guide-to-composting/

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