STEP 4

Fill the Bin

Use a lawnmower with a bag attachment to collect fallen leaves. This breaks up the leaves and jumpstarts the decaying process. When the bag is full, simply empty it into the compost bin. If the leaves are very dry when placed into the bin, hose them down a bit to get them damp.

STEP 5

Tend the Bin

To speed up the composting process, add to the leaves a handful of lime and a handful of blood meal. Turn the leaves with a pitch fork now and periodically throughout the season. If the compost pile starts to appear dry, spray it down with a garden hose and turn with the pitchfork.

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