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Posted by Tina Bilazarian, Inc on 5/25/2017

If you keep a garden but find yourself throwing away leftover food, you're probably missing out on the opportunity to reclaim the nutrients of that food through composting. When you compost, you're essentially speeding up nature's process of breaking down organic matter into fertile soil. The compost can then be used to nourish the soil of your garden or lawn. Today you'll learn how to make a compost bin, mix the compost, and then spread it into your lawn and garden so you can make the most of the extra waste you have at home.

Making a compost bin

There are endless ways to make a compost bin. In fact, a bin isn't even necessary to make good compost, and some people choose to just keep a pile that they turn throughout the year. Making a bin has many advantages, however: it keeps the compost pile warm and moist (two essential elements that speed up decomposition), it keeps pests out of your compost, and it keeps your neighbors happy who might not want to smell decomposing food when they go outside. Compost bins are commonly made from wood, chicken wire or plastic. Some towns even subsidize compost bins to encourage people to compost rather than throwing their compostable waste in the trash. Old wooden pallets are a great product to build compost bins from.

Adding compost to your bin

People who are new to composting often worry about what can be composted. Once you get started, though, you'll soon realize that almost any organic matter will break down in a compost bin. Beginners often stick to vegetables, coffee grounds, grains, and materials from your yard. Greens and Browns Compostable materials are often broken down into greens (nitrogen-based materials) and browns (carbon-based materials). Your compost bin doesn't need a perfect balance to be effective, but using some of each type of organic matter will produce the best results. Too much brown matter in your bin will be hard to decompose. Too much green matter will make the compost slimy. Here are some examples of great carbon and nitrogenous materials to put in your bin: Brown:
  • dry leaves
  • straw
  • newspaper
  • sawdust
  • wood chips
Green:
  • fruits and vegetables
  • weeds from the yard
  • fresh grass clippings
  • flowers
  • coffee grounds

Maintaining the compost pile

To create a good environment for decomposition you'll need three things: heat, moisture, and air. This makes compost bins relatively low-maintenance, but here are some tips to speed up the decomposition process: Heat In the spring and summer, nature will provide this for you, but having an enclosed bin that receives plenty of sunlight will help you out. Moisture The bacteria that are doing the composting in your bin require water to live. But too much water will make your bin a slimy mess. Shoot for moist, not wet. Air A compost bin needs to be aerated to blend the ingredients together. You don't need to turn it often; once every two to three weeks is fine.   Now that you know all you need to about making great compost for the lawn and garden, it's just a matter of mixing it in and reaping the rewards. Mix compost into garden soil and lawns early in the spring and in the fall after harvest to keep the soil healthy year-round.





Posted by Tina Bilazarian, Inc on 5/24/2017

Convenient location. Desirable floor plan. This house has all hardwood floors, 4th bedroom off master. Library on first level with built is. Some replacement windows. Enclosed porch off living room accessing private yard. Garages. Looking for a buyer who would love to put some effort into making this home their castle! Check it out.

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Posted by Tina Bilazarian, Inc on 5/24/2017


555 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609

Single-Family

$218,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Convenient location. Desirable floor plan. This house has all hardwood floors, 4th bedroom off master. Library on first level with built is. Some replacement windows. Enclosed porch off living room accessing private yard. Garages. Looking for a buyer who would love to put some effort into making this home their castle! Check it out.
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Posted by Tina Bilazarian, Inc on 5/23/2017

This Single-Family in Worcester, MA recently sold for $320,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - Tina Bilazarian, Inc.


11 Ardmore Rd, Worcester, MA 01609

West Side

Single-Family

$340,000
Price
$320,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
OPEN HOUSE CANCELLED!!!! Welcome to the desirable West Side! Traditional colonial on wide, tree lined, dead-end street boasts a handsomely landscaped huge lot with mature plantings, slate patio and pool with surrounding deck! Inside beautiful original hardwood floors (newly refinished) and fresh paint throughout. Cozy eat-in kitchen has newer stainless steel appliances. Dining room has a built-in cabinet and large bay window. Fireplaced living room features built-in bookshelves, bay window and access to a 3 season porch flooded with natural light. 2nd floor has 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, and master with 3/4 bath and 2 closets. Walk up finished attic offers 4th bedroom with ample closet space and great natural light. Convenient location to restaurants, shopping, parks, universities, hospitals, museums, major routes, etc. Original features include glass door knobs, bathroom tile, and front door w/ lockset. New exterior siding plus so much more - see attachment for list of updates.

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Posted by Tina Bilazarian, Inc on 5/22/2017

***New to Market***Traditional center hall Cape on private & serene 3+acre setting. First floor offers front to back LR with fireplace, spacious picture window DR, comfortable FR with built in bookcases and second fireplace, efficient galley kitchen with separate eating area, first floor laundry & half bath PLUS a sunfilled 3 season room with skylights & ceiling fan perfect for easy summer relaxation. Second floor Master bedroom with half bath plus two other bedrooms and remodeled full bath with double vanity. Ample storage. Central vac & security systems, replacement windows, young single layer roof & heating system. Town water & sewer, two car detached garage with workbench as well as separate shed/barn. Home is in immaculate condition with clear pride of responsible ownership! Quick close possible***

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