Compost : Compost Leaves & Grass

Hi. This is Yolanda Vanveen on behalf of Expert
Village. In this series, we are talking all about composting and how to start your own
compost heap. So, we’ve decided there are lots of materials we can use in our compost
that are around our house everyday; and one of those is grass clippings and leaves. We
always have lots of leaves in the fall at our house. So, instead of putting them in
bags and sending them off to the landfill, I’m going to use them as compost and start
some new flower beds. So, there’s lots of ways you can pick up your grass and leaf clippings.
You can use the old fashioned rake method or you can use a power blower for your leaves
and I love to do that. Pretty much, all that I do is pick up my grass clippings and my
leaves periodically (once a week or so in the fall and in the spring and winter, hardly
ever) and then I pack them in a wheel barrow and pack them back to the backyard where I
have my compost heap. Grass clippings and leaves can be used for compost, but there’s
a lot of items in your refrigerator and in your kitchen that can also be used as compost.
Let’s go inside next and check it out.

6 thoughts on “Compost : Compost Leaves & Grass

  1. I mow the yard in the fall with the bag attached.. the leaves (carbon) and grass (nitrogen) mix up and are mulched in the bag , broken down into smaller pieces , so they compost faster…throw them in the bin or pile and let the composting start. (add some water). the fall is a great time to start the bin because its the one time of year you have mass amounts of both green and brown matter.

  2. I'm having problems with my compost heating up.I use leaves, grass clipping,cow manure,and the I added triple 13 fertilizer.and that was back in October of 2011.
    the pile I started I use 2 large bags of leaves one bag of grass clipping and dirt. and it still doesn't heat up

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