Host Richard Hentschel discusses composting in 2015 with all the weather and what is available in the yard to compost. Lawn grass clippings are good source of nitrogen for the composting operation. Weed plants are also good without seed heads. If you pull those weeds, leave the dirt on the roots as a source of microflora that will help decay the compost material. Remember to turn the pile or move the material from one bin to another. Be sure to use that compost once it is ready in the landscape and garden beds. Applying compost as a topdress for the lawn which feeds the soil which will feed the lawn.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.