There was a dead tree in my backyard, and when it was cut down, we got the stump ground up and it left me with a giant pile of dirt and tree parts in the middle of my yard.
So i decided to make mulch out of it.
Step 1: Materials
1) a Shovel
2) a Metal Rake
3) Buckets (1 or 2 will do)
4) a Wheelbarrow
5) the Ground
Step 2: Fill Up the Wheelbarrow with Water
Step 3: Add Your Dirt/Bark/Ground Up Stump to the Water
Wood floats in water, and dirt doesn't as much.
So when you add the dirt/bark/ground up stump into the water in the wheelbarrow, the wood and bark float to the surface of the water, and the dirt settles to the bottom of the wheelbarrow.
So, once you have added the dirt/bark mix into the water, take the rake and mix everything so there is no mountain of dry material in the wheelbarrow, everything has to be underwater. You can always add more water too.
Step 4: Rake Out the Mulch
Step 5: Rake Out the Mud
A) you have dirt for gardening and other yardwork
B) so that you only have water to put the next shovelful's of dirt/stump into. Putting more dirt in without cleaning mud out reduces the effectiveness of this process. The deeper the water level, the more effectively wood and dirt seperated.
Once again with the rake, rake the mud from the bottom of the wheelbarrow, let it drain, and rake it into a container or, in my case, the ground.