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The basics of recycling your yard
  • Create and maintain a compost pile or bin. Yard and kitchen wastes (leaves, grass clippings, garden materials, and fruits and vegetables) that are turned into compost provide an important source of nutrients for your plants and improve the fertility of your soil.
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Florida's hot and humid environment makes composting yard wastes easy. Anyone can create compost that will make plants happy and reduce the need for chemical fertilizers.

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