How To Take Care Of A Compost Pile – 4 Secrets To Make Great Compost! 

Certainly! A compost pile needs attention to produce nutrient-rich compost for your plants. Seven tips for great composting  

To compost well, mix green (nitrogen-rich) and brown (carbon-rich) materials. Green materials include coffee grounds, peelings, and grass clippings. Brown straw, dry leaves, and paper fragments. Materials to mix compost pile.  

Ingredient Balance  

Composting decomposes organic matter using oxygen. Use a pitchfork or aerator to breakdown your compost pile. Avoid pile compacting, which slows composting.  

Keep Airy  

The compost pile should be moist but not flooded. Wrung sponge wetness. Water your dry pile using a hose or container. In damp conditions, absorb moisture using dry brown items like leaves or shredded paper.  

Maintain Humidity  

As bacteria digest organic matter, composting releases heat. Well-maintained compost piles reach 110°F–160°F (43°C–71°C). Use compost thermometer.   

Check Temperature 

Add helpful bacteria to compost starter or finished compost to speed decomposition. Shovel in decomposing bacteria-laden earth.  

Add microbes  

Green and dark layers balance a compost pile. Mixing or turning the pile regularly accelerates and evens decomposition.  

Mixing and layering  

Natural composting takes time. Composting takes weeks to months depending on temperature, moisture, and material size. Be patient and check your compost pile often to improve.  

Waiting and Watching 


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