This time of year, we have access to large amounts of leaves & grass for composting, and pick up the raw materials using a lawn tractor with grass catcher. The mix is fairly coarse, with many leaves almost completely intact.
We've read that finer pieces of material compost faster, and want to know if anyone has experience with using a shredder to grind leaves & grass before adding them to the compost bin. Are there types/brands of shredders that work better for this purpose?
We've also got some very moist material that hasn't completely composted, although it's quite dark-colored. It is pretty chunky. Can it be ground/shredded, or should it be added to the garden as is?
Thanks so much.