11 May '11, 3pm

What do you need to know about how to compost in the summer? Get these top tips

What do you need to know about how to compost in the summer? Get these top tips

Summer is a great time for home composting, but composters should remember to water their compost piles to make sure they don't dry out or over-heat. Photo: Wikmedia Commons/Kessner Photography Though it’s hard to imagine after such an unseasonably cold spring, summer is right around the corner – a great time to start your very own compost pile or tend to your existing pile. Composting speeds up nature’s decomposition process to turn household food scraps, yard trimmings and even some paper products into a rich soil amendment that you can use in your garden. What Compost is Right For You? There are many different home composting options to fit your household waste stream and lifestyle. If you have a yard, you should consider composting food scraps with your yard clippings. For this type of composting, you’ll to equally mix carbon-rich materials, called “browns,” with nitro...

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