Compost : Using Compost for Mulch

Hi. This is Yolanda Vanveen on behalf of Expert
Village. In this series, we are learning all about how to start a compost heap. In this
segment, we are going to talk about how to mulch with compost. So, when I use my own
compost, I use it as the basis of my flower beds. So the first couple of inches, I’ll
use my own compost and then I’ll use the garden center compost for the next four inches. In
the fall is a great time to mulch because then you have all winter for the grass clippings
and the leaves and the branches to break down and to compost by the spring. Mulch is a great
thing to use if you have some tender plants; plants like cantalilies or dalias that won’t
make a really hard winter. All you have to do is put a couple inches or even six inches
of mulch on top of them (which is basically grass clippings or leaf clippings that have
not turned into compost yet) and by summer time, they are compost. So, it’s a really
easy trick that you can use in your own garden. You don’t have to go out and buy mulch or
compost. Just use the leaves out of your own garden or use the grass clippings. Or when
you cut down your flowers when they turn brown, just leave them on top of the bed and put
another layer of compost on top of that to hide it. There are so many easy tips and tricks
to make your garden gorgeous using compost. The next tip we will talk about is why you
should never use manure in your garden.

1 thought on “Compost : Using Compost for Mulch

  1. your videos suck, you just stand there and talk, why not show what you are talking about, you might as well be sitting at a table at McDonalds talking about how to compost…

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