Home gardeners and commercial farmers have long understood the benefits of adding compost-enriched fertilizer to their soil. Now the power of creating nutrient-rich compost is in your hands!
We are excited to bring you the most efficient home compost systems at great prices. We offer pails, tumblers and other containers for managing your compost pile. Other useful supplies include our Worm Factory to enrich compost and filters to reduce odor. Select a product to learn more or contact DripWorks Monday-Friday.
Composting at Home FAQs
How to Compost at Home?
A basic composting system requires two things: scraps to compost and a designated place to keep them. Many people also add a nitrogen source such as horse manure or green manure (grass clippings, etc.) to help the process go faster. For best results, you should water the pile occasionally, cover it to keep heat and moisture in and turn the pile every few weeks to aerate it.
You can compost on bare earth or in a container. Bare earth composting allows microbes to naturally aerate the pile. Compost containers provide more protection and give you more control over the process.
What to Compost?
There are many things you can add to a compost pile. Most non-animal food scraps can be composted, including fruits and vegetables, egg shells, tea bags and coffee grounds. Some of the non-food items you can compost are shredded paper, cardboard, paper towels, dead leaves and wood chips. Notable items you should not compost include meat and dairy products, glossy paper, charcoal ash, diseased plants and pet waste. Call DripWorks or check with a local agency if you're not sure whether something can be composted.
What is Compost Used For?
Composted organic material is added to soil as a fertilizer. The process creates a nutrient-rich material for plants and trees without any chemicals. Compost also helps retain soil moisture and reduces the risk of pests and disease. You'll know your compost is ready for fertilizing when the initial scraps are unrecognizable and the product is dark and crumbly.