Simply adapt your bin to the size of your compost pile
and once you begin the pile, it will continue to give your garden years of pure nutrition.
The compost is ready to use when it is crumbly and dark brown with no recognizable pieces (three to six weeks, depending on weather); a finished compost pile
stops heating up and has shrunk in volume by about 60 percent.
You might view the brush as a long-term compost pile
My cousin's husband, Aloja, told me the story that, even with their own milk cow and an annual feeder pig or two, they didn't have all the manure my cousin wanted for the garden directly or for the compost pile
By removing old plant debris and adding six to eight inches of compost each fall and spring, most disease ends up in the compost pile
, and weed seeds are covered much too deep to sprout.
The items none of the animals eat, I put onto the compost pile
, which fills up quickly.
Reduce the amount of yard waste, such as grass clippings and leaves, that usually go to landfills, and instead use them to create a compost pile
for richer soil.
COUNTRYSIDE: A lack of moisture can play havoc with your plans to have a viable compost pile
For a true garden lover, what does it mean to spend hours weeding, and still more hours tending a compost pile
in a state of decomposition?
If you do want to collect your clippings for a compost pile
, grass catchers are available.
But lime in a compost pile
, she cautioned, will slow down the decomposition process.
Pull everything out of the soil that has finished growing, chop up and discard into your compost pile