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Should I cover my compost pile?

Should I cover my compost pile?

Yes, you should cover your compost pile for two main reasons. A compost pile that has no cover can become dried-out if you’re having a hot period of weather. Covering a compost pile will keep it shaded and help to retain moisture. Constant rain will wash out some of the nutrients of a compost pile
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Can a grass clippings pile catch fire?

Can a grass clippings pile catch fire?

Also: How long does a compost pile stay hot? Yes. Any grass can catch fire in one big pile of grass clippings but it can only happen when a combination of circumstances conspire together to make it happen.  Here we’re looking at a phenomenon known as spontaneous combustion. This can happen when a pile of organic
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Compost problems

Compost problems

Also: What are the disadvantages of composting? Can you turn a compost pile too much? The target: To make compost that’s black and crumbly. It mustn’t be too wet or too dry. It mustn’t smell or be infested with flies. The thing about making compost is that it should be easy. After all, we’re only trying
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How do you make a compost activator?

How do you make a compost activator?

Also: Is urine a good compost activator? Should I add dirt to my compost? Can you add sugar to compost? How do you make wood chips compost faster? Can you keep adding to a compost pile? If you’re trying to work out how to make a compost activator, there’s one ingredient that will save you a
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What kind of soil is acidic?

What kind of soil is acidic?

Also: How do I know if soil is acidic? What can you add to soil to make it more acidic? Can you use vinegar to acidify soil? Do coffee grounds acidify soil? Does epsom salt make soil more acidic? Does sawdust make soil acidic? Any kind of soil can be acidic. The most acidic soils
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Is home compost acidic or alkaline?

Is home compost acidic or alkaline?

Also: How do I make compost more acidic? Is multi purpose compost acidic?  How do I reduce the acidity in my compost? Compost that you make at home is unlikely to be alkaline. Home compost will either be slightly acidic or very near neutral. If you have compost that shows an acidic level of lower
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