Buy a compost unit or build one from recycled wood pallets, concrete block, sturdy wire, etc. The minimum size should be 3’x3’x

Make successive 12-inch-thick layers of plant waste – such as leaves, lawn clippings, shredded branches and wood chips

Animal (not pet) manure, finished compost, blood meal, or fertilizer can be added to each layer if desired.

Moisten each layer and keep the pile moist.

Turn the pile frequently to add oxygen and help the decomposition process.

Depending on how intensively it is manager, compost should be ready to use in two to twelve months, when plant parts are decomposed.

Cover the pile to keep rain from leaching nutrients from it.

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