Get your mulch on

The city’s master gardener, Bill Maynard, came to SN&R last week and gave us tips on composting. If you want to compost at home or provide waste for one of the city’s, contact Maynard at (916) 808-4943.

1. Don’t compost pet droppings, meat scraps, dairy products or cooked products. They won’t biodegrade in your low-fi compost setup.

2. Do compost biodegradable waste, such as fruit and vegetable trimmings, paper and cardboard and plant clippings.

3. Keep your coffee grinds separate and sparingly add to your compost, otherwise it’ll get too acidic. Remember to layer greens and browns for faster decomposition.