Composting is the breakdown of organic waste into useable components that can be absorbed by plants. When you add compost to the soil in your garden, it returns essential nutrients and minerals that plants strip away during the growing season. It provides many benefits to home gardeners, and Direct Compost Solutions wants you to reap the benefits of composting. Thus, we make it easy to buy compost bins online.
Benefits of Composting
Whether you grow flowers or vegetables in containers or beds, compost added to the soil provides many benefits. As plants grow they absorb essential nutrients from the soil which leaves the ground lacking for the next generations. The microorganisms in the composter break down dead organic matter such as leaves, grass clipping, and kitchen waste to release the nutrients plants need and adding compost reenergises your soil with plant supporting compounds.
The humus material that your home composting system produces holds onto moisture longer than soil that lacks organic matter. Your plants will not only appreciate the nutrients from the compost but also its moisture retaining abilities which allows you to water less.
Some soils can be hard for plants to inhabit because of their consistency. For example, sandy soil allows water to run out of it and can create an environment that is too dry for plants. Clay can be tight and dense making it difficult for plants to grow a root system. Some soil may be contaminated with pesticides, herbicides, or pollutants that inhibits the growth of your plants. Adding compost to poor soil rehabilitates it so it can support healthy crops and flowers.
A variety of organisms decompose the lawn or kitchen waste to create compost, and when you add compost to your soil, the microorganisms go with it. Composting organisms such as worms and bacteria have a beneficial relationship with plants, and their presence can help fend off diseases that infect the plants.
Buy a Home Composting System Online
We want you and your garden to reap all the benefits of composting which is why we make it easy to buy a home composting system online. We offer Compot brand composters which take the hassle out of home composting. Some people don’t like traditional composting because it can make an unsightly mess, smell, and attract pests. When you buy a Compot composter online, you no longer have these downsides.
After you buy compost bins online, you bury them strategically throughout your garden, so they are out of sight. You leave the lid accessible so you can add yard and kitchen waste easily. The waste breaks down inside the Compot and is released through the various holes. Because it is buried in your garden, you don’t smell it or see it, and pests stay out of it.
If you want to buy a home composting system online contact Direct Compost Solutions. Our caring staff can help you determine how many composting bins to buy online, what type of waste to put in them, and where you should place them in your garden.
Direct Compost Solutions understands that gardeners find plant propagation to be a very satisfying way of filling their gardens which is why we offer propagation equipment. Instead of purchasing plants, you use a variety of methods to produce plants from the stock you already have. Some forms of propagation are more problematic, and some species can be a challenge, but it is overcoming the difficulties that makes the process so gratifying.
Plants can reproduce sexually and asexually, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. Plants use flowers to make seeds to reproduce sexually. The two plants combine their genetic material to create offspring that have unique genetic combinations apart from the parents. Asexual propagation, also called vegetative propagation, requires only one parent from which a genetic clone is grown.
Sexual propagation is relatively easy because you use seeds to grow new plants. It leads to genetic variation which benefits your garden by making the plants less susceptible to disease. However, seeds can take a long time to mature.
Several methods exist that result in successful asexual propagation, but some plants can only reproduce using seeds so they won’t work on all species. Because vegetative propagation creates clones you know the traits you will be getting. However, if the parent has a flaw such as being inclined to a fungal infection, the offspring will have that trait too.
Cutting is a common form of vegetative propagation in many herbaceous plants. To reproduce a plant through cutting, you take a leaf or stem off the plant and place it in water until it grows roots. Rooting hormone can be added to the incision site to increase the success rate. You can also take cuttings from the roots of the plant, and if the root is used, it should be kept in the dark. Once the plant produces the structures it needs to survive in soil, you can transplant them.
Layering involves bending a branch from the parent plant and securing it to the ground using metal stakes. Once the branch develops a root system so it can support itself, you can sever its connection to the parent plant.
If a plant is getting too big, you can use division to bring it back down in size while producing new individuals. You need to dig up the plant and separate the root system making sure each new plant has enough roots to survive. Bulb or tuber roots are very easy to propagate using this method.
We have various propagation tools to make your efforts more convenient and more likely to be successful. For example, a propagation lid can protect a new seedling or cutting while it is starting to grow. A propagation dome keeps the moisture and temperature moderated, so the fledgling plants don’t undergo shock and die. If you need anything for your propagation or composting efforts contact Direct Compost Solutions and our friendly staff will help you with what you need.