Growing your own fruits and vegetables can be an excellent way to reduce your grocery budget and enjoy fresh produce throughout the growing season. Maximizing your garden's yield requires careful planning and maintenance. If you are looking for a simple way to enrich your garden, trenching with compost could be the answer.
Here are three reasons why hiring a contractor to dig trenches in your garden could be beneficial.
1. Trenches filled with compost can provide nutrition for growing plants.
Restoring your soil's depleted nutrients can give your plants access to the fuel they need to produce large quantities of fruits and vegetables. While some people rely on fertilizers to add nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium back into their soil, homemade composts can be effective as well.
Filling your garden trenches with homemade compost, which contains about 3% nitrogen along with other micronutrients plants need to grow, is a simple way to give your plants the fuel they need to grow properly.
2. Digging trenches for your compost can make your plants' root systems stronger.
Hiring a contractor to dig trenches in your garden gives you a simple way to strengthen the root systems of your plants.
Since trenches are typically dug deeper than the existing root systems of the plants in your garden, once these trenches are filled with nutrient-rich compost, each plant's roots will naturally extend downward to tap into the supply of fuel provided by the compost. Plants with deep roots are able to withstand the elements and produce higher yields at harvest.
3. Keeping your compost in trenches will help reduce odors.
One of the main complaints people have about the compost pile in their garden is the odor that is emitted as the organic materials decompose. When you hire a contractor to dig trenches in your garden, you can eliminate these odors.
As you apply kitchen trimmings and other organic materials to the trenches, simply cover the materials with the soil that was removed as the trenches were dug. The organic materials will decompose, but the soil covering them will prevent obnoxious odors from escaping into the environment.
Putting your compost in trenches is a great solution if your garden is in an urban area. You can take advantage of the benefits compost provides without risking the wrath of your neighbors because you have a smelly compost pile.
Working with a skilled contractor, like one from Lancaster Trenching Inc, to dig trenches in your garden is a great way to incorporate compost into your growing plan. Take advantage of the benefits trenching with compost can provide and enrich your garden for the future.