Householders urged to make March a blooming marvellous month

  |  Published: Mar 14th 2015

Householders across Buckinghamshire are being encouraged to save money and help the environment by building compost heaps to make their gardens bloom.

“The perfect time to start your compost heap is now in March with Spring knocking at the door,” said Lesley Clarke, Chairman of the Joint Waste Committee for the Buckinghamshire Waste Partnership.

“All you need are a few twigs and dry leaves to start, then you should layer grass, green cuttings, uncooked fruit and vegetable peelings and then another layer of browns (twigs and leaves) and keep layering.”

Mrs Clarke, who is also Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment at Buckinghamshire County Council, added: “Before you know it you will have wonderful compost in three to six months to use in your garden and planters. And not only will this save you money, it will also save you the hassle of having to carry heavy compost bags into your garden.”

For the discerning gardener, a compost heap is seen as a must in the garden, with nature giving all you need. It’s simple, quick and easy too, says the Waste Partnership. 

Also soon you will want to feed your plants with last year’s compost by top dressing your borders with compost.  Just take out ready compost from the bottom of the heap while piling up new layers of ‘browns’ and ‘greens’ on top.

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