Tending the garden can leave quantities of plant debris that take up space. What's the best thing to do with garden refuse like grass cuttings, tree and hedge trimmings, leaves and withered flowers?
STIHL power tools will help tidy up your garden. Their innovative technology, high reliability and easy handling are the result of years of accumulated technical know-how. The high-quality cutting systems chop up all kinds of garden waste. Unwieldy branches and bushy twigs are quickly chopped up into easy-to-handle plant residue which you can simply dispose of or reuse as a compost base.
The cuttings can be used to make environmentally friendly compost. The composted shreddings can be recycled as a valuable natural fertilizer. Turn your garden waste into homemade fertilizer. Mulch and compost contain a number of valuable raw materials that supply your garden soil with important nutrients in a totally natural way.
The composting process takes several months, depending on the time of year and the ambient temperature. When the compost has matured it should smell pleasantly of forest soil and fungus.
Tip: If you put shredded waste on a compost heap, subsequent turning over is not required.
Tip: Passing waste material repeatedly through your garden shredder provides optimal mixing and aeration. Shredding waste before placing it on the compost heap speeds up decomposition as it increases the surface area open to microbes and decomposition agents.