Creating your own organic compost from your dog’s poop is a way to start creating a healthy vegetable bed in your yard. Since dogs are 40% commonly found in the household, you can gather plenty for your next composting project. So how do you turn your dog’s, or perhaps your neighbour’s dog’s poop, into an amazing compost? Here’s how you get it done.
Mark the area where you will be composting
If you have a large yard, you can build a compost bin out of old wooden pallets that you can get for free. Make sure that your compost bin is not near your house and not in easy access to children.
If you have a small yard, you can use a trash bin to save space. Drill holes around the side and in the bottom of the trash bin. Afterwards, place the bin where you want to make your compost.
If you want to save money, find an old trash bin that someone is throwing out, and save the environment too, all while you’re doing your composting project. A great pat on the back for you.
When you pick up a shovel full of dog stool, cover it with carbon material like grass clippings
Talking about saving the environment, grass clippings are rich in carbon. The nitrogen ratio of a dog’s feces is 6:1. It’s way better than chicken or cow’s manure. If you don’t have access to grass clippings, perhaps your neighbours have it. At least you’re taking off their burden of disposing of the clippings. Genius right?
Toss a shovel full of organic compost by Labrador Landscape on to the pile every few days
Haphazardly dumping all your dog’s feces into your compost bin is an irresponsible way of doing so. You should also toss perhaps a shovel (not the tiny one) of organic compost. There are beneficial bacteria found in our organic compost to speed up the digestion of your compost bin.
Keep the pile moist
As moist as decadent cake. Now, don’t go squeamish. Do this by putting water on your pile every day. If you have a pet fish, you can use their water when you are cleaning out their tank.
Add some other things into it
You can put in worms to speed up the decomposition process. You can also add in fruit peelings and coffee grounds, vegetable peelings, and healthy leftovers.
How will I know if the compost is ready?
The compost is ready to be used when it looks like regular soil. There is no exact number of dates to determine its finished product due to environmental factors. But one thing is for sure: composting may be laborious, its rewards are greater. A healthier yard and healthier produce in your gardens.
So, there you are, green thumbers. That is how you turn your dog’s poop into organic compost. Squeamish as it may sound, but beneficial for you and your composting project. For more info about our organic compost, come and visit us at Labrador Landscape. We are excited to hear from you.