A Beginner’s Guide To Composting
Composting—the act of recycling organic matter, from food to lawn clippings—keeps biodegradable materials out of the waste stream while adding beneficial nutrients to the soil.
We have a
10-step beginners’ guide
to composting that will get you started turning your food scraps and yard waste into
Beginner’s Guide To Composting:10-Step Guide
Identify a space for a backyard compost
It’s important to have your compost decomposing in a tumbler, tiered bin system, or fenced-in pile well away from an open window of your house.
Decide which method is best for you
The most common is open-air composting. Direct compost is similar except that biodegradable materials get added directly to the ground.
Know the difference between brown vs. green items
It’s important to have a balance of green and brown items in your compost pile—a ratio of 4 to 1 green-to-brown ratio is ideal.
Avoid composting items that can attract vermin
No one wants rats, flies, or other critters getting into your compost.
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