Back Yard Composting

Composting harnesses the natural process of decomposition by turning organic matter (such as fruit and vegetable wastes, grass clippings, leaves, and some animal manure) into a useful product for your landscape or garden. In addition, if you have too many ants or gophers or your plants are stressed and diseased, your soil is out of balance. Composting will build up the soil and create healthy growing conditions that naturally fight off disease and pests. Chemical fertilizers and pesticides do the opposite.

If you are interested in purchasing a compost bin, learning to build your own or attending a composting work shop, Riverside County has an excellent program.