I do my best to make eco-friendly choices for my household. We are not always perfect, but I think every little green effort we make helps. This past summer, I made a green change that had been on my Green Goals list for years. I finally started composting! It really wasn’t hard once I got started. I learned a few things that make it easy to watch my compost pile grow.
5 Composting Tips
- Save kitchen scraps and put them in the compost pile. The most common things I have to toss out there are egg shells, fruit and vegetable scraps. All of those are great for making compost!
- Keep the compost pile aerated. Compost piles need oxygen to help break down the materials. My compost bin does not tumble, so I stir the compost with a stick every few weeks.
- You can compost lawn clippings, leaves and dead plants. Just don’t put too much of one thing in the compost heap or it may set things off balance. You are supposed to mix “brown” (dry materials) with “green” (wet materials).
- If your compost pile gets too dry, add water.
- Keep the compost pile size to about 3x3x3 (feet) for faster composting.
The compost pile is something green we do outside. Something green we do inside our house is try to use green cleaners like Green Works. This line of naturally derived cleaners is tough on built-up dirt and grime so you can clean your home without using harsh chemicals.