Spring into Compost!
With spring's budding trees and plants, it's time to start planning your vegetable garden and flower beds. Adding compost to your garden will help nourish your plants so they can flourish, AND it is a great conservation tool we can all practice! So, why #compost?
- Composting is great for your garden, strengthening soil and promotes healthy plant growth.
- Composting is great for your wallet, because you buy less to build your soil.
- Composting is great for the planet, reducing waste in landfills as well as the carbon footprint of your city’s waste management system.
- Composting is great for saving water, because more robust root systems actually reduce runoff by holding onto more water.
- Composting is a great way to reconnect us with nature; by treating your waste the way nature would, you lessen your impact on the environment and ecosystems around you.
In addition to composting, using a rain barrel can help you conserve water for your landscape.
Rain barrels capture water from a roof and hold it for later use such as on lawns, gardens or indoor plants. Collecting roof runoff in rain barrels reduces the amount of water that flows from your property. It's a great way to conserve water and it's free water for use in your landscape.
You can get a discounted Classic Black 50 gallon Ivy Rain Barrel for $68.00 via Columbia Water and Richland County Stormwater's bin sale! Visit http://ow.ly/xfko50yHUpp for more info and to place your order. Compost bins are sold out but you can add your name to the waitlist.