Compost Turns Florida Sandlot into a Lush Jungle
|Nancy McLeod's entire two-acre garden is organic, powered by slow-release fertilizer and tons of compost.|
She was missing one crucial ingredient: soil. "The property is pure, white Florida sand," Nancy says. "I have to amend every inch. I have two big composters, and I use your Super Hot all the time." She also had no design in mind, but that didn't worry her. "My father was an artist and a gardener, and I used to follow him around with my little red wagon, helping him place rocks and things. So when the time came, I just took my shovel and started digging."
|Nancy's garden before the transformation.|
Now Nancy is creating a 25-by-30-foot pond. When that's finished, she'll begin her most ambitious project yet; a 3,000-square-foot rainforest, complete with lagoon and waterfall and stocked with South American plants. "I say it's for my business," she says. "But mostly, it's because I can't stop myself."
|The finished project features a hand-dug creek -- and the original footbridge.|