Ever wanted to compost but not sure of how to start? You might be surprised to know you may already be composting.
Got a bag of lawn clippings? Done! You’re composting! You don’t need a fancy bin-spiny-thingy, just a big ol’ bag of mower stuff.
Then, all ya do is poke a bunch of holes in the bag. Roll it over and poke some more. Now just let nature do the rest.
Your lawn clippings (this time of the year) will like be a collection of green grass (or weeds) and brown leaves. This is a perfect mix of nitrogen (green stuff) and carbon (brown stuff). Poking holes in the bag will provide a good bit of air (oxygen), and the plastic bag generates condensation (moisture).
About once or twice a week, all you have to do is go flip the bag over. This keeps all the stuff mixing up. Want speed things along, just flip the bag more often. In about 1-2 months you’ll have usable compost.
What’s that you say? “But I don’t have a lawn.”
Drive around your block, and I’m sure you’ll see something like this!
And if you have the space, you can just start a pile for compost or get a nice bin from your local municipality. Here in Phoenix, you can get one for only $5.