Fall Into Composting

Dry leaves, twigs, paper, and branches are powerful sources of carbon for compost piles.

 

Autumn is finally here, and the leaves are beginning to change colors. Pretty soon, people will be raking bright orange and yellow leaves from their lawns. It’s the perfect time of year to start composting – if you start now, you’ll have finished compost in time for your spring garden and flower beds.

Compost is an organic material made from recycled green and brown materials (like landscape trimmings and branches). Pile these up in a mound or toss them into a compost drum barrel, and pretty soon you will have a robust soil amendment for your garden. You can find more information on our website about home composting.

Compost has many benefits for homeowners. It retains soil moisture, which is especially helpful during the summer. It keeps weed growth down, which makes gardening much easier. Compost also provides nutrients to the soil, reducing the need for fertilizers. It even adds carbon to the soil, which directly combats climate change.

Check out our Compost: Getting Started video for more information.

YouTube video. Compost: Getting Started
— Christina Files
Posted on Oct 17, 2019

Summary: It’s the perfect time of year to start composting – if you start now, you’ll have finished compost in time for your spring garden and flower beds.