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Facts About Composting

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Facts About Composting
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.86

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    commercially-made, tends, grounds, contents, lawns, mainly, benefits, means, works, layer, daily, fertilizer, yards, background, improve, deal


Facts About Composting
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     Summer means lawns to mow. Fall means raking up piles of falling leaves. What happens to those piles of grass and leaves? Don't throw them away. They can be composted.
 
2     Using just a small corner of your yard, you can make your own compost. Leaves, grass clippings, and kitchen food wastes can be turned into fertilizer for your own plants. There are many ways to compost, and you can choose which one works best for you.
 
3     The most common style of composting is the open pile. Begin with a layer of straw or twigs on bare ground. Add layers of compost materials, such as leaves, grass clippings, and kitchen food scraps. This may be the easiest pile to build, but it has some disadvantages. One is that the pile tends to spread out and can look messy. Another is that bits and pieces of leaves and grass can blow around. Also, you may have trouble with rodents raiding the pile for snacks. Weather is a factor, too. If there's too much rain it will make your pile too wet. You may choose to cover the pile with plastic. During a hot, dry summer, you may have to add water. Advantages of an open pile are that you can easily add materials and that the size can be varied.

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