Gardener's gold: That's one of the many positive descriptions for compost. It allows you to return nutrients to the soil, to promote the growth of your plants, and to keep your flowerbeds healthy and thriving. There is a lot to know about compost, starting with our guides to best benefit your plants.

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How to Make a Soil Sifter Box for Healthy Compost

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With only a few materials from the hardware store, you can build a sifter for soil and compost. Fight rocks and clay in your soil with this DIY project.

How to Build a Compost Bin

Take a Saturday to make this compost bin using lumber and materials available at your local hardware store.

How to Make Your Own Indoor Composting Bin

Reduce your kitchen waste with this easy DIY compost bin. Whether you live in a small apartment or a house with a yard, indoor composting is an efficient way to give back to the planet all year round.

Simple & Sustainable: Compost Bins For Any Budget

Compost bins come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you're a seasoned composter or new to the eco-friendly act, there's a bin for every level and budget!

6 Compost Bins that Aren't Eyesores

There's no question that organic compost is good for our vegetable gardens and flowerbeds, but some argue that compost bins are a big eyesore in an otherwise beautiful backyard. These six examples prove they don't have to be! If the appearance of compost bins has held you back from having one, these ideas may change your mind.

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How Can I Add Compost to an Established Garden?

In most gardening magazines, there are numerous articles about refurbishing and enriching garden soils. However, all of them talk about tilling, digging, and then adding compost. Our garden is an older established garden with flowers that reseed themselves each year plus established perennials. How should the soil in this type of garden be enriched? There is a lot of clay about 8 inches down, and the soil above the clay is not the best. We add dry fertilizer in early spring, but that's all.