Learning how to compost at home is a great DIY project that can reduce your household’s carbon footprint while improving the health and quality of your yard. Composting can help create stronger, more nutritious soil for gardening, decrease your need for chemical fertilizers that harm the environment and drastically cut back on waste you would normally send to landfills. Getting your own compost bin or pile started at home is simple, and you’ll appreciate its benefits for a long time.
What is compost?
So what is compost exactly? Compost is the product that comes from the controlled decomposition of organic material, or carbon-containing substances. The resulting product is then used to enrich soil.
What to compost
From yard waste to food scraps, here’s a range of everyday materials that can be composted:
- Coffee grounds and filters
- Tea and tea bags
- Fruits and vegetable scraps
- Pasta, rice and