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Old 06-24-2017, 08:58 AM   #1
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Can I reduce odour of lawn clipping composter?


(This could also go in the gardening forum, I guess, but I put it here because of the lawn clippings)
I like to compost my lawn clippings and have three large composters going with exclusively clippings. They work fine and produce good compost, however in the summer they can become powerful smelly....not a disgusting smell but definitely decaying grass and very powerful so much that it enters neighbouring yards.

Is there a method/material to reduce this without killing the composting?...maybe quicklime? Although this will take the nitrogen out.

Thanks for any tips.
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Old 06-24-2017, 09:19 AM   #2
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Try adding coffee grounds to the mix.
I have a guy that stops by and gives me some that came from Starbucks.
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I prefer to leave them on the lawn in the first place, no bad smells at all and less work at both ends.
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You need some brown in with your green to slow the process. Odor free composting is an art.
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