Composting will serve two purposes. First, it will provide an environmentally friendly way to dispose of trimmings, leaves and food waste. Second it will produce rich organic material that will naturally feed plants and improve soil.
Browns, greens, air and water are the four components that will keep every compost pile happy.
Follow these guidelines:
- Chop materials to less than 1.5 inches long for quicker breakdown.
- Mix "browns" (dry, woody materials) with "greens" (moist, green materials).
- Maintain air & water balance by keeping compost as moist as a wrung-out sponge.