Compost

Home Composting

As easy as making a sandwich, composting is a great way to create fertile soil for your garden or yard, as well as reduce the waste you send to the landfill.  Backyard and vermi-composting (worms) are two simple options.  Here are a few resources:

  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) - guide on Mulching and Composting
  • Environmenatl Protection Agency (US EPA) - information on the different types of composting and a composting guide.
  • Texas Agri-life Extension - handout with images, instructions, and troubleshooting.

Mulch

Proper mulching helps plants stay hydrated and can complement composting. More information on mulching in these resources:

Grass Clippings

There is no need to bag clippings; grass and leaf clippings can be recycled by simply leaving them on your lawn. The clippings contain beneficial nutrients and help retain moisture. For finely ground clippings, use a mulching lawnmower.