Compost Tumblers Make Compost Easy

Compost tumblers take the backbreaking effort out of making compost. A traditional compost pile must be turned regularly so it will decompose evenly. With a compost tumbler, you can easily mix and turn the compost without the hard labor. You’ll also save a lot of effort by composting yard waste rather than bagging it up to cart off to the dump. Instead of hauling all of that yard and kitchen waste to a landfill where it will sit for decades, you can return it to the earth and improve your soil at the same time.

For some, gardening is not as easy as it used to be. New tools and techniques can make gardening easy again. A compost tumbler is a perfect example. Instead of the backbreaking labor of turning a compost pile by hand, you can simply rotate the bin. Some models have a crank handle, others rotate because of their shape.

No matter which compost tumbler you choose, you’ll enjoy the benefits of easy compost and the great feeling of recycling organic materials instead of toting them to a landfill. Your plants will love the rich compost. Compost is full of minerals and nutrients not found in commercial fertilizers. Chemical fertilizers are not only nutritionally lacking for your garden, they can build up in the soil and cause burns to your plants – or wash into local waterways and cause problems for wildlife. Compost, on the other hand, goes right back into the soil and helps to improve the health of plants and reduce erosion.

Composting is simple, just add your vegetable and fruit scraps, eggshells, coffee grinds, leftovers (no meat or fatty foods, they don’t compost well and will attract bugs), yard waste, lawn clippings and other natural materials. Add just enough water to dampen the mix, and then let your compost tumbler do the work while you enjoy your garden.

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