COMPOSTING

There are mainly three different types of composting:

Aerobic- Air is used to help break down materials rapidly. The compost should be turned over every few days.

Anaerobic- This is the opposite of aerobic, this takes much less effort. Just place scraps into a compost pile and don’t mess with it for a year or more.

Vermicomposting- This process uses worms, oxygen, and moisture to decompose organic material with few odors. Red worms are a favorite for this form of composting.

Mowing? Skip Bagging!

As we round out the hot season, consider mixing up your lawncare routine. Save yourself some time outside by skipping a step: leave the cuttings on your lawn! The cuttings encourage moisture to stick around, reducing the amount of watering you’ll have to do. They also act as natural fertilizer by returning nutrients to the soil. It is a win-win!

Illicit Discharge: Dumpster Juice

One common culprit of stormwater pollution is leaking dumpsters. That stinky, sticky dumpster juice flows out of the trash and into our waterways. All dumpsters should be water tight- request a new one from your trash service if yours is leaking.