There is no doubt that organic gardens and lawns are gaining popularity across the country. More and more people are switching to organic gardens and reaping the benefits of going completely natural. So, what are organic gardens and lawns? Organic gardens and laws are those that completely avoid the use of any chemical products including chemical fertilizers, pesticides, weed killers, etc. Chemical products may have great short term results, but they harm your plants, your grass and your soil in the long run. The soil ends up losing its natural nutrients and becomes dependent on the fertilizer to provide chemical substitutes. In the long run, the soil could become completely barren.
Instead of using chemical products, organic gardens and lawns use wholly natural ways of preventing pests, killing weeds and fertilizing the soil. One of the best ways to fertilize the soil is by the use of mulch. Mulch not only helps fertilize the soil, it also ensures that the nutrients that the soil may have lost are replaced. So, how do you get mulch?
Mulch is a dark, crumbly matter that comes when organic matter is biodegraded. The best way to get mulch for your garden or your lawn is by using compost bins. Compost bins are now readily available in the market and on the internet. They are available in many different shapes and sizes to suit your tastes and they have many different features to suit your requirements. So, how do you use compost bins? Compost bins are very easy to use. All you have to do is throw in organic matter like dead leaves, twigs, hay, grass shavings, vegetable and fruit peels into the compost bins on a regular basis. Nature does rest of the work. The bacteria present in the dead organic substance makes it decompose and it forms mulch. All you will have to do is make sure that you drop all your dead organic stuff into the compost bins in appropriate layers and then, you may have to go and stir it once in a while- that's all. And then, you will have your mulch to fertilize your garden organically.
Source by Vicki Duong