A homemade or manufactured composter should be placed in a shady, inconspicuous area of the back yard that's close to a water supply. Keep compost away from a tree that will send roots out to the rich nutrients of composted materials. Locate the compost away from a building, in an accessible area, for ease of maintenance.
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Suzie Faloon is a freelance writer who has written online content for Demand Studios and Associated Content. As a professional crafter and floral designer, Faloon owned a florist business for nearly 25 years. She completed the Institute of Children's Literature course in 1988.