There are so many advantages to having a compost pile in your backyard. Not only is it easy to construct, it provides excellent fertilizer for your lawn and soil and reduces waste in the landfill.
When constructing your compost pile, start with an area that is 3 feet long by 3 feet wide. Cover the ground with straw and leaves first to form a course covering where you can begin to build your mound. Enrich your compost pile with both carbon-rich and nitrogen-rich materials ~ both elements are needed to maintain a working balance.
Another tip for successful composting is to activate your compost pile to help stimulate and speed up the process. With the money you will save and how awesome your yard will look, Composting is a great hobby for anyone.