|Why Should You Compost?
Composting is a great way to use yard waste. By adding compost to your soil, you help the soil hold more nutrients (vitamins). You also help hold more moisture in your soil.
|Composting puts lots of little guys to worklike bacteria, fungi, insects and worms. These decomposers help break down all of the dead or decaying waste into nutrients and turn them into humus. This very special mixture makes trees and plants grow healthier.|
|To do backyard composting the easy way you need to pile yard waste and/or kitchen waste on the ground or in a container. This type of decomposition is slow and needs very little care.|
|How to Compost
|What kinds of waste should you use?|
|leaves, grass clippings
dying plants, egg shells
salad greens, coffee grinds
fruit & veggie peelings
|large pieces of wood
|What do you need most?
|There are many ways to compost. Compost made this way can take from 6 months to 2 years before it turns into a rich, dark, crumbly soil.
Even though your daily games and many activities give you quick results, nature's clock remains the samesometimes slowly and carefully is the best way.