Rake up fallen leaves from deciduous trees, then thinly sprinkle them over the lawn.
Mow over the leaves with the lawn mower until they are finely shredded.
Add the shredded leaves to the compost bin along with lawn clippings, eggshells and other kitchen scraps.
Your shredded leaves will be compost within two to three weeks rather than two to three months.
Include eggshells in your compost as a good source of calcium.