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Select a dry, shady spot near a water source for your compost pile or bin. Before you add your brown and green materials, make sure larger pieces are chopped or shredded. Cover your composting area with a 6-inch layer of brown materials. Add a 3-inch layer of green materials and a little soil or finished compost. Lightly mix the two layers above. Top with a 3-inch layer of brown materials, adding water until moist. Turn your compost pile every week or two with a pitchfork to distribute air and moisture. Move the dry materials from the edges into the middle of the pile. Continue this practice until the pile does not re-heat much after turning. Your compost will be ready in one to four months, but let the pile sit for two weeks before using.