Backyard Composting is Easy!
Composting is nature's own recycling system. Leaves, grass, and other organic matter that fall to the ground provide a home and food supply for nature's recyclers: bacteria, worms, and other microorganisms. These organisms feed on the plant material, breaking them down, and turning them into a dark, nutrient rich product called Compost.
- Extends the useful life of our landfills.
- Holds moisture in sandy soil.
- Improves compacted soil.
- Improves plant nutrition.
Before starting your backyard composting project, take time to review these guidelines on how and what to compost.
View a guide to constructing and maintaining your own compost pile.
Does composting sound like too much work? What about bagging clippings during each mow? Grasscycling may be the solution for you!
A wire-mesh holding unit for compost is inexpensive and easy to build, out of either galvanized chicken wire or hardware cloth.