Composting is a natural alternative to chemical fertilizer. Change your household waste into compost and turn it into food for your lawn and garden.
TIPS: Do not compost meat, bones or fish scraps (they will attract pests), perennial
weeds (they can be spread with the compost) or diseased plants. Do not
not include pet manures in compost that will be used on food crops. Banana
peels, peach peels and orange rinds may contain pesticide residue, and
should be kept out of the compost. Black walnut leaves should not be composted.
Sawdust may be added to the compost, but should be mixed or scattered
thinly to avoid clumping. Be sure sawdust is clean, with no machine oil
or chain oil residues from cutting equipment.
yard and garden wastes, different composting materials will decompose
at different rates but they will all break down eventually. If
to speed up the composting process, chop the larger material
pieces. Leaves and grass clippings are also excellent for
should be sprinkled into the bin with other materials, or dug
in to the center of the pile and mixed. Avoid putting them on in thick
layers - they will mat together and reduce aeration, which
slows the composting process.