Tip of the Week: Late Fall Composting
Posted on November 13 2017
Hey there all of you Garden of Eden fans out there and welcome to our latest edition of “Tip of the Week,” where we provide all of you some tips and tricks to keep your indoor flowers and outdoor gardens looking spectacular all the year through! Join us today, as we give you a tip for composting in the late fall, and why every gardener should do it! Spreading compost can easily become the bane of the gardener’s existence, since it is a tedious and slow process. Not only that, but it can be a lot of work to integrate it into the soil by hand, since many turns of the pitchfork are going to be needed. However, you can have Mother Nature herself do all of that hard work for you, if you take advantage of the weather now! It’s actually really simple to have your compost ready for the spring, so long as you stick to this guide: Once the harvesting is done for the season, take your compost and spread it around the garden. No need to really incorporate it into the soil—leaving it on top will suffice. Then, cover it with a winter mulch like chopped up leaves that were on your lawn or with hay. That’s it! Once the weather turns for the better in the spring, microorganisms will get to work and mix your nutrient-rich compost into the soil for you, leaving you ready to hit the ground running. And yes, it really is that simple. For more great gardening tips and tricks, be sure to check back to our blog every Monday for our latest Tip of the Week!