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Composting

Nutrient rich compost creates fertile ground

You maintain your lawn and your roses – have you ever thought about taking care of your soil? Under a single square metre of soil microorganisms can live longer than the average human being. The ground is home to organisms that can deactivate pathogens and can make the soil loose and fertile. The better the soil, the more your plants will thrive. Therefore compost is essential for improving your soil’s fertility.

What should not be added to compost?

Using a composter
Using a composter
  • Cooked food scraps and meat as they both attract vermin
  • Seed-bearing weeds and root weeds such as ground elder and couch grass
  • Large quantities of citrus peel because it does not breakdown well
  • Diseased plants with wilt symptoms or root disease e.g. parts of plants with leaf spot, powdery mildew or rust
  • Large quantities of charcoal ash. Let it cool before adding!

And why not have an open compost area?

Open composting in windrows can also be very successful. In the classic method all you need is three plots side by side: one for the fresh material, one for the semi-fresh and one for the almost composted material. However, the disadvantages of this ‘open’ method are that:

  • You need much more space.
  • Decomposition takes much longer.
  • The decomposing material needs to be turned frequently.
  • It does not reach as high temperatures as in a composter.
  • Around the edges the material dries out and does not decompose.

Home composting – a natural way of recycling waste

Instead of throwing away organic waste, you could turn it into compost using our Thermal Compost Bin “Neudorff DuoTherm®” 530 L. Your kitchen and garden waste quickly turns into compost mulch, a highly effective fertiliser for your plants.

Helpful tips

Cutting the lawn can have extra benefits

You can mulch your flower beds with grass clippings – earthworms and other creatures will love it! It is best, however, to use only a thin 3 cm layer, otherwise it creates a perfect hiding place for slugs and snails. The other option is to mix two parts of dried grass clippings with one part of shredded woody material, dry leaves or bark mulch plus Compost Accelerator. Fill the Thermal Compost Bin with this material and mix thoroughly after 2-3 weeks.

Composting step by step

1. Finely shred your garden or kitchen material.
2. Mix moist material such as kitchen waste with dry material such as shredded bark and broken up twigs.
3. Apply the appropriate dose of Organic Compost Accelerator.
4. Fill the Thermal Compost Bin “Neudorff DuoTherm®” 530 L with the compost mixture.
5. Mix thoroughly after approximately four weeks.
6. After 10-12 weeks, you will have coarse mulch compost, which you can spread on flower beds and around the base of trees.

Earthworm facts …

Mulch Compost provides the best earthworm food and loosens the soil.
  • Earthworms have 5 pairs of hearts
  • Each year earthworms can plow up to 3 kg of soil per m³
  • Up to 400 earthworms made up of 25 different species can live in 1 m³ soil

Composting in double quick time!

Thermal Compost Bin “Neudorff DuoTherm®” 530 L

  • Composting silo for fast composting in the garden
  • Excellent insulation as a result of double-walled construction
  • Removal of compost through the removal flap on the bottom
  • Sturdy, weatherproof construction
  • Made from recycled plastic

Organic Compost Accelerator

  • For all types of composting
  • Contains many important composting bacteria and fungi cultures
  • Ensures quick and effective rotting of garden and kitchen waste, as well as leaf and grass cuttings