at hand for green-fingered Burnham-On-Sea gardeners
gardeners in the Burnham-On-Sea area heading out this spring to
their flower beds or veg patches are being offered support from
Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP).
As well as garden waste collections and taking garden waste at
all recycling sites, SWP is providing compost bins as it backs
home composting with simple tips and expert advice.
Those with space and a little know-how can turn grass cuttings
and dead flowers, plus some waste foods, into nutritious free
plant food and soil conditioner.
Nick Cater told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Home composting is easy,
cheap and very green, whether building your own multi-bay stalls
or purchasing bespoke 'Dalek' compost bins through SWPs
special bargain offers."
"SWP advises composting with garden waste, certain foods,
and scrunched up paper and card to allow air to circulate and
help create a balance of carbon and nitrogen."
"Among the foods that can be added to a compost heap are
fruit and veg peelings, tea bags, coffee grounds and eggs shells."
For those new to composting, Somersets network of Compost
Champions offer free advice. For your local advisor, contact the
Carymoor Environmental Trust at www.carymoor.org.uk. Carymoor
is keen to recruit more experienced composters willing to give
advice in their community and at local events, and is offering
free training in March.
For full details of the new local garden waste collection subscriptions,
composting bin bargain offers, Compost Champions, and advice on
composting, visit here.