Start a compost pile by selecting a location, creating a 3-foot by 3-foot layer of brown materials several inches thick, adding several inches of green materials, and topping it wi...
How to Start Compost Piles
Your plants are only as healthy as the soil in which they are growing. A good soil needs to be well-draining and nutrient rich. For that to happen, the soil needs to be full of rich, organic material. Compost is suitable for the improvement of garden...
Start your compost pile on bare earth. This allows worms and other beneficial
organisms to aerate the compost and be transported to your garden beds. 2.
Interesting in building a compost pile? It's easy to start a compost pile at home.
Follow these simple step-by-step instructions and begin working on your compost
If the pile
stays too wet, the beneficial microbes that break down the pile
can't do their job, and you get a decaying, putrid odor to the pile
instead of the sweet smell of good compost
If the problem is that it's been raining and your pile
is sopping wet, give it a ... More »
Welcome to COMPOSTING 101, a primer on the making and using of compost. ...
Taking care of a compost pile is extremely basic, but a wee bit of care makes a ...
Jun 14, 2010 ... Now is the perfect time to start a compost pile. You can do it fancy or simple. If
you know me, you know I always prefer simple. Compost is the ...
The right location is important for a successful compost pile. ... You can start a
compost pile any time of the year, but there are limitations during certain seasons
Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space
and ... Your compost pile should have an equal amount of browns to greens.
If you believe your compost pile needs more air, turn it, and try adding more dry
or ... If possible, start with a layer of lightweight brown material, such as leaves, ...