Compost is one of the most valuable resources for beautifying your landscape, preventing waste and saving money. Typical yard waste such as leaves, grass clippings, and shrub trimmings are some of the ingredients used to make compost. Finished compost is produced when bacteria and fungi break down organic matter in the pile or bin.
- Guide to Backyard Composting & Grass-cycling
Download this simple 3-fold flyer on the basics of backyard composting and grass-cycling
- The Virginia Cooperative Extension
- The Master Gardener Help Line at 703.228.6414 for composting (and other horticultural questions).
- EPA – "Compost at Home"
- Department of Environmental Protection, Montgomery County, MD - "Just the Facts About … Home Composting"