One of the easiest ways to keep your lawn healthy and green is to compost 2-3 times a year. This is preferable for many people because it-s safe and organic, and you're not constantly adding chemical-based fertilizers to your yard or garden. Compost makes great fertilizer, because in addition to having important nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, it often has trace elements you don't ordinarily find in commercial fertilizers.

A few other benefits to using compost are:

• It wont' burn your grass out if you accidentally put too much on
• It won't stain your concrete or brick walkways
• It won't smell if you are actually still using old manure-based fertilizers
• It works fast