Many people have negative connotations and thoughts associated with composting- some of these include: "it smells really bad", "composting is just throwing your trash in the yard", "composting is trashy and not suitable for neighborhood living".
In reality, if done correctly and there is a science to it, composting is not only good for the earth, but it can greatly benefit you, the homeowner, and your yard. After all, backyard composting is basically accelerating the natural decomposition process. To fully understand the composting process here is a brief lesson in decomposition.
Anything that was once living will eventually decompose or break down and the individual nutrients will be recycled back into the environment via their respective nutrient cycles. The law of Conservation of Mass (based on the 1st Law of Thermodynamics) states that matter can not be created nor destroyed, it simply changes form.
In the composting process you are attempting to keep all of the nutrients you have and reuse them for the benefit of your landscaping. Composting can save you a lot of money since these valuable nutrients that people would pay high dollar for in nurseries and garden supply stores can be supplied to you with very little time investment and items many people just thoughtlessly throw away.
Composting is important because it ensures that there are enough nutrients available to allow for new organism to grow or for the cycle to continue. Problems can exist in an area if all the nutrients are removed (bagging up lawn waste, etc...) as this could prevent the re growth of new organisms.
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