All About Composting

By Gediminas Gedas

What should you compost? It's recommended to compost vegetable waste, shells, flowers, fruits, tealeaves, droppings of household animals, leaves, small branches. It's not recommended to compost weeds with seeds still in them. Once this kind of compost is distributed in soil, it becomes polluted. You can't compost carcass meat, pieces of meat and fish, boiled vegetables. This kind of waste attracts rats and smells terribly.

When should you begin to compost? It's best to begin in the spring or at the end of the summer - August and September due to the good weather conditions and dry soil.


Where should you compost? It's recommended to compost in special containers or on specially prepared places on the ground. Using containers is more convenient since it takes less space and the right temperature rises much sooner. Containers provide faster maturity of the compost, and it's easier to sustain humidity. On top of that, it's easier to maintain and take care of the compost this way.

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Tips to Create Your Own Japanese Garden

By Frances Kennedy

Everyone who's seen a Japanese garden would like to emulate the feeling of calm and relaxation it brings into their own homes. After all of these gardens are created to invoke meditation and reflection, and are meant to be havens of Zen.

If you're looking for a place to unwind in the comfort of your own home, it is a perfectly good idea to create a Japanese garden in your backyard. Here are some tips to help you design your own garden:

1. Consider creating a rock garden Designed to portray a scene of mountains and rivers, a rock garden makes use of different sizes of rocks and sand. Sand gravel is meticulously arranged to symbolize water, while rocks layered on sand symbolize mountains.


2. Make use of moss As moss thrives in Japan's humid and rainy climate, it doesn't need much rain to flourish. This easily makes it a key component of Japanese gardens.

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