START COM­POST

South Waikato News - - Gardening Money -

Hav­ing a tidy up? Put all your win­ter prun­ings to good use by lay­er­ing them at the bot­tom of

a new com­post heap. This is one of the few times of the year when our gar­dens pro­duce as much car­bon-rich ‘‘brown’’ waste (fallen leaves, dried stalks and twigs) as nitro­gen-rich ‘‘green’’ waste, es­pe­cially while lawns are on the go-slow and don’t need reg­u­lar mow­ing.

The best spot for a com­post heap is some­where sunny but out of sight, as very few com­post heaps make at­trac­tive gar­den fea­tures.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.