Home composting is a great way to use fall leaves.
Photo by Barbara Pleasant
Author Barbara Pleasant makes a new compost pile.
A gardening shortcut: Potatoes will grow directly in a compost pile (and pansies like it, too).
Compost bins come in many designs, from simple and inexpensive plastic mesh to decorative and durable containers.
Compost can be mixed into your garden soil, or used as a side dressing for plants, as shown here.