See how you can pile up all those leaves you've raked with yard clippings and select food waste, and microbes will naturally break down the organic matter to create a nutrient-rich soil additive. The decomposition process takes a few months, so start your pile today, and by springtime you'll have heaps of so-called black gold to nourish your treasured shrubs and garden plants—for free. Learn these 7 Essential Steps to Composting.
Also see How to Build a Compost Bin
to create your own weather-resistant structure to hide your new scrap heap.