Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Composting?
What other services does HUGS offer?
Does composting help my garden?
Yes, absolutely! Compost has been proven to improve soil quality by improving the structure and texture of the soil, allowing it to better retain nutrients, moisture, and air to give growing plants the best conditions to thrive. The soil in Colorado is especially arid and generally thick with clay, making it harder for plant roots to penetrate deep into the soil to grow. With the continual addition of compost over time, the soils tilth will be much improved and therefore the plants become more productive.
Should I consider composting for my garden?
How long does the installation and composting process take?
When you work with HUGS, we will get your compost pile up in running in as little as a couple days. We build your system right on site, per the needs of your operation. This includes installing your compost unit and teaching you the basics. To get composted soil through the process, it can take several weeks depending on the matter, the time of year, and size of the bin.
Will the compost pile smell bad?
Despite popular belief, properly balanced compost piles do not smell bad; instead, they smell like forest floor after it rains. If your unit is rather stinky, it is not heating up properly and it’s unable to breakdown the matter. So rest assured, your compost pile should not stink!
Where will the compost pile be located and how big will it be?
When HUGS designs your compost unit, we’ll take your yard size, needs, and composting materials into consideration to decide how big the unit should be. We’ll get your input where you’d like the unit to be located and we’ll work with you to determine the best plan for managing your compost pile.
– Allan Savory