How quickly does the waste in an EnsoPet composts?
How quickly waste in an EnsoPet composts?
How many dogs can one EnsoPet handle?
How long does it take to fill an EnsoPet?
These are three great questions the answers all depend on the rate of composting. Composting can vary considerably from one garden to the next, even if they are in the same street. There are many factors that contribute to the rate of composting, such as climate, moisture levels, the condition and type of soil, what the dog is fed. Composting will be faster in warmer weather, if your garden needs watering so will your EnsoPet, good drainage is also beneficial. The condition and type of soil is also a factor, composting with EnsoPet will improve the condition of the soil, so if at first the waste is slow to compost it will sped up over time as you continue to compost with EnsoPet.
Another significant factor, especially with an inground composter such as EnsoPet, is air flow, composting needs oxygen. Aerating the waste to improve oxygen flow is of enormous benefit with the EnsoPet, a garden trowel or fork can be used, or what works the best is a compost aerator, which looks like a giant cork screw, these are sold at most hardware or garden stores. The more the waste is aerated the better it will compost. Adding waste and EnsoPet Starter in small amounts often rather than large amount infrequently will produce better results, EnsoPet Starter will accelerate the breakdown of the waste by at least 50%.
I only have one EnsoPet and it has not filled up in over 2 years. I have one small dog, and very healthy soil. If the EnsoPet does fill up it can be moved to another part of the garden. Depending on the condition of your soil this can be relatively easy. Another option is to use additional EnsoPet using them on alternative days/week, which gives the waste time to breakdown before more waste is added.