I just moved into a house that has no grass on the property. Basically, my 2.5 acres is woods with enough cleared to put the house and a small yard. However, the previous owner did not plant any grass. It is just dirt.
In the past I have made compost by making a cirle out of chicken wire. Then layering pine straw or leaves with grass clippings and what little scraps from the kitchen I could find. I turned the pile daily, added water as needed and had compost in about 2 weeks.
Actually, I have 2 questions:
1) how to make compost while I am clearing out the woods so I can put in some raised bed gardens?
2) I have not planted grass before, so any suggestions on what to plant and how to plant would be great as well.