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Do you Have Compost questions?

We here at CSI Natural understand that eventhough "Composting" is not a new concept, most people do not fully understand what it is and are completely unaware of compost's benefits. If you are new to composting, have questions and are searching for answers, scroll down and maybe that answer is waiting. If not, send CSI Natural an email with your question(s) and we'll do our best to help.

  1. What is Compost?
  2. Why should I use Compost?
  3. Is CSI Natural Compost generated locally in Edgewater?
  4. Can I use Compost in my Garden and/or Landscape Beds?
  5. Does Compost have an odor?
  6. Will Compost eliminate weeds, completely?
  7. What is the best way to spread Compost?
  8. How much Compost do I need for my Raised Bed Garden and/or Landscape Bed?

What is Compost?

Composting is the aerobic, or oxygen requiring, decomposition of organic materials by microorganisms under controlled conditions. -On Farm Composting Handbook

Why should I use compost?

There are a number of reasons for using compost and these are just a few; compost makes an excellent soil conditioner, used as a bedding substitute compost will deliver slow-release nutrients for years and properly cured compost will assist with the elimination of soilborne plant diseases and weed suppression.

Is CSI Natural Compost generated locally in Edgewater?

Yes, CSI Natural products are collected, processed, generated, cured and distributed locally within Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach, Oak Hill and most cities within Volusia County.

Can I use Compost in my Garden and/or Landscape Beds?

Yes, compost is recommended for all gardens (small/large) and landscape beds..

Does Compost have an odor?

To say compost is free of odors is misleading. Although, cured compost will be free of odors but during the composting process, odors are sometimes offensive.

Will Compost eliminate weeds, completely?

No. Compost will not completely eliminate weeds from your life. However, compost will help reduce weeds naturally for an extended period of time.

What is the best way to spread Compost?

The best way to spread compost or topdressing is to use the "Eco-Lawn Applicator". The Eco-Lawn Applicator has a controllable throw-wheel giving plenty of control over how far out the compost/topdressing will be thrown. CSI Natural happens to be the only Distributor in Florida. If you have questions, please read more about the "Eco-Lawn Applicator".

How much Compost do I need for my Raised Bed Garden and/or Landscaping Bed?

In order to figure-out how much material (Compost, TopSoil, Mulch, etc...) you'll need for the raised bed garden or landscaping bed is easy to figure out. Basically, you figure the Length x Width x Height divided by 27. Don't forget to make sure that all of the measurements are convereted to inches or feet. Use this tool to figure it all out...

Industry News & Updates...

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Composting benefits
Compost use can result in a variety of environmental benefits. The following are a few of the most important benefits...

Homeowners' Composting Guide
How Can I Use Compost?

Compost - Induced Suppression of Turf Grass Diseases
BioCycle Magazine 06/2002
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Florida Governor Veteos Repeal of Yard Trimmings Disposal Ban
[ Download Original Article (.pdf) ]

TopDressing with Compost
[ Download Original Article (.pdf) ]

Organic Lawn Care
What you need to know about organic materials and practices.
[ Download Original Article (.pdf) ]

A Landscaping Company Goes Green
Irrigation & Green Industry - Oct/Nov 2010
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Build Fertil Soil with Free Wood Mulch...
Mother Earth News - Oct/Nov 2010
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Organic Lawn Care FAQ:
www.gardenweb.com

US Compost Council:
http://www.compostingcouncil.org

Landscape America:
http://www.landacape-america.com

PennState
College of Agricultural Sciences Agricultural Analytical Services Lab:

http://www.aasl.psu.edu

Florida's Online Composting Center:
http://www.compostinfo.com


 
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