The topic of composting has been a hot topic for years, and the more you learn about it, the more you realize how much you can do to help your environment. In this article I will be discussing one of the simplest ways to start composting.
You can start by using what is called “green waste” which is basically anything that is green in color. Green waste is usually the leaves and grass clippings that you have around your yard or house. The green waste will decompose very quickly if it is not put into a pile. You should try to use this method whenever possible.
The next thing you need is a container that will hold the green waste. A simple bucket works well for this purpose. You will want to make sure that the bucket you use has a lid so that the contents will stay moist. If you don’t have a lid, then you should add some pea gravel or sand to keep the contents from drying out. You should also make sure that the bucket you choose is made from plastic because plastic does not allow odors to escape.
The next step is to put the green waste into the bucket and cover it with the lid. It is important that you do not leave the bucket open for any extended period of time because the smell of the composting process can be quite strong. If you live in an apartment, then you may want to consider using the bucket as part of your garbage disposal system.
You should make sure that you do not let the compost pile get too large because this could attract rodents or other pests. The best way to avoid this problem is to spread the compost material around the outside of the area where you are composting. This will give you a buffer zone that will prevent rodents from entering your area.
You should also make sure that you do not over fertilize the area where you are compost ing. Over fertilization will cause your compost to burn and become smelly. When you are finished composting, you should rake the compost into a pile and then add some water to it. This will help to keep the compost from drying out.
If you do not have access to a bucket, you can also use a plastic trash can. Make sure that you add some pea gravel or dirt to the bottom of the can to keep the compost from drying. You should place the can in a shaded area.
The final step is to turn the compost pile at least once a week. This will ensure that the compost is fully decomposed. When you are done composting, you should take the compost and spread it around your garden or flower beds.