Does grass grow well in compost? Grass clippings, raked leaves and other plant material make excellent additions to a compost pile. Un-composted grass clippings can also feed your soil when left after mowing, as long as the thatch layer is less than 1/2 inch thick.
How long does it take for grass to grow with compost?
A well-managed compost pile (one that is watered and turned regularly) containing a mixture of shredded plant material should be ready in two to four months. A good compost pile contains a mixture of green materials, such as grass clippings, and dry materials like leaves and straw.
How often should I compost my lawn?
A healthy lawn should only need a topdressing of compost twice each year to maintain beautiful, lush grass and nutrient-rich soil.