How to Make the Perfect Compost

How to Make the Perfect Compost

If you have started to live a life of sustainability, eco-friendliness, and awareness, then you most likely have come across the beautiful thing known as compost. For the avid gardener or gardener-to-be, compost is the gold of the gardening world.

It enriches your soil, reduces the need for chemical fertilisers, and also encourages beneficial bacteria to break down organic matter into materials fit for planting.

If you haven’t yet seen the value in creating compost, then now might be the right time. Read on to learn how to create the perfect compost and never buy chemical-laden fertiliser again.

  1. Begin on the Land

While you undoubtedly went out and purchased a new compost bin, you won’t need it quite yet. To encourage worms to enter your compost, you need to start the foundation of your compost on natural ground. You will then be able to move both your compost and the worms into your compost bin once they have worked their magic to aerate your soil.

  1. Set the Foundation

The first layer of your compost on the ground should be straw or twigs. Add around 5-10 centimetres of these materials on the ground to aid drainage and aeration. You can then add thin, moist, and dry layers of compostable materials. (more…)

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5 Reasons to Get Leaky Taps Fixed ASAP

The chances are that you will have to deal with leaking taps at some point in your life. The simple fact is that they are one of the most common plumbing problems in the world, and they occur very regularly.

Unfortunately, a lot of people leave leaking taps until the last minute, not fixing them until the leak has got so bad that they don’t have a choice. However, this is never a good idea, because even the smallest leaks can cause a wide range of problems.

Because of this, we decided to outline our top five reasons why you should get your leaky taps fixed ASAP. These include:

  1. Leaks Can Be a Major Health Hazard

Although you probably don’t realise it, leaking taps can cause major health problems for you and your family. Since leaks generally result in areas being wet for a long period of time, they can result in a build-up of mould and mildew. And you probably don’t need us to tell you that these can seriously impact your long-term health.

With this in mind, it’s always a good idea to address leaks as soon as possible. Keep the area dry, and contact your local plumber for advice. They should be able to help you get the problem fixed in no time.

  1. Leaks Waste Water

Water is a precious resource in the modern world. Countries like Australia are suffering water shortages unlike any ever seen before, which means that you should do everything in your power to stop wasting water.

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