October 27, 2010

VIDEO: How To Compost

Montgomery County offers free compost bins for all residents. Composting transforms the dead leaves littering suburban yards into a nutrient-rich soil to use in the garden. Alan Pultyniewicz, Recycling Coordinator at the Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services, gave Patch a lesson in how to properly mix garden materials and leaves to create compost soil. The key to healthy compost is combining green materials like leaves, straw, and wood chips with brown materials, like flowers and grass clippings, said Pultyniewicz. He said it's important to keep the pile moist by adding water if there is no natural rain, and stirring the compost every two to three weeks. SOURCE: North Potomac

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