As equestrians, we have plenty of manure. We are going to take a look at the benefits of composting manure, how composting works, and the different composting setups you can implement. For this month, let’s take a look at the HOW.
Composting is the combining and managing of specific waste materials so that they decompose. Once the materials are mixed together, microbes in the soil will start to breakdown
the waste and turn it into the nutrient-rich material that helps plants grow. By composting,
you are not only creating something that helps keep plants healthy, but you are keeping
compostable waste products like manure, food scraps and yard waste out of landfills.
To get started:
1. Select a dry, shady spot near a water source.
2. Add manure.
3. Keep the compost moist, not wet.
4. Turn the pile to provide aeration.
5. Wait for the heat.
When the material is dark with no remnants of food or waste, your compost is ready. Add it to lawns and gardens or anywhere that could benefit from some good soil.