- Composting requires proper oxygen. You should turn your pile 2-3 times a month.
- Moisture is required of effective decomposing. If there is little rainfall in your area, you should water the pile.
- Larger materials, such as tree branches, should be shredded. Smaller particles breakdown at a quicker rate.
- Temperature plays a key role in material breakdown. The cooler the weather the slower the process will be. High temperature also plays a role in destruction of weed seeds and disease.
- Animal manures
- Grass clippings
- Vegetable scraps
- Tree limbs
- Coffee grounds
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