I picked up a free "compost bin" from our county office. The "bin" is actually rolled up stiff plastic mesh that is essentially a fence to go around an exposed compost pile. Now I have a few questions....
1. Should I dig up the grass where the pile is going or just smoother it with the pile?
2. What is the best tool for turning the pile? What do you use?
3. I've been collecting vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, cardboard, grass clippings, and plants that I have cut back... do I just start throwing these all in at this point? I know that I have to balance my browns and greens, but I just want to be sure that I start this process correctly. Is it okay to just... start?