Here at Wimp, we love gardening. It has been shown that the popular hobby reduces stress, provides healthy exercise, and improves mental health. It can also be productive in a literal sense if you choose to grow your own food. There is a downside, though; it's not exactly the easiest thing in the world. Keeping your plants healthy and alive takes a lot of time and effort! Luckily, there are plenty of secrets and shortcuts out there to help you become a pro gardener.
Despite its large payoff, one thing that people are often hesitant to start doing is composting. What is composting, you ask? Composting is simply nature's way of recycling organic materials; the result is an incredibly nutrient-rich soil known as compost that can be a huge boost for your garden. With backyard composting, people accelerate the natural decomposition of "browns," such as dead leaves and other plants, and "greens," which are moisture-filled organic waste such as kitchen scraps.
The "yuck factor" of composting can often turn people off the idea, but it's truly beneficial in so many ways. Composting saves money for people who are already buying fertilizers for their gardens. It also keeps these kinds of wastes from just going to already overused landfills. As for the environment, composting helps to reduce your ecological impact. When organic material ends up in landfills, they break down without oxygen and produce huge amounts of methane gas, which is more harmful to the environment than carbon dioxide.
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