Recycling scraps from your garden, yard and kitchen table is a cost-effective and organic way of helping your garden grow. The breakdown of leaves, grass clippings, fruit peels and other matter helps produce a nutrient-rich substance that can enrich your soil. While there are many ways to start composting, creating a composting pit is a simple way to get started on this process.
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Few tasks offer instant gratification in the garden. Mulching is a happy exception. Nothing quite dresses up your plantings and your lawn areas like freshly mulched garden beds. In addition to looking good, proper mulching prevents weed growth and promotes healthy plants.