Making your own compost pile is a wonderful idea because it is a cost effective way to make your landscape plants healthier and enhance the look of your landscape. If you are wondering what materials are best for using as compost, most plant material can be considered good. You want to make sure you compost the organic trimmings from your landscape like pine needles, flowers, fallen leaves and the remains of garden plants.
But be careful what you choose to compost. Grass clippings that have been treated with herbicides and pesticides are not good for vegetable gardens. There are also organic materials that should not be put in your compost pile like meats, foods containing a lot of fat and bones. You also never want to add any animal wastes to a compost pile either.
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