If you have deciduous trees and shrubs in your back yard or street, then autumn can provide you with a feast of fallen leaves to create your own compost.
Autumn leaves are rich in carbon but don’t contain a lot of nutrients, like nitrogen, to promote the composting process, so the leaves need to be mixed with kitchen scraps and some handfuls of Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser before placing in a compost pile, tower or tumbler.
Yates Dynamic Lifter is a rich source of organic nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium from chicken manure, blood & bone, fishmeal and seaweed, which provides food for the composting microorganisms that will help turn the autumn leaves into rich, dark brown compost that you can then mix into your soil.
Here are some easy steps to create your very own compost:
Homemade compost can be dug into the soil in vegie and flower beds before planting new plants or scattered around existing plants and then covered with a layer of mulch.