The best compost bin projects normally take several steps to accomplish. Things with any intricacy take a number of steps that will take some time to complete. It is just inherent in the nature of things that significant tasks typically are not accomplished overnight.
You’ll have to prepare, figure out how to get it done, then stick with it and persevere. No matter what task or project you choose, you should not expect to find exceptions to those requirements.
But it is not so difficult. You simply break it into basic steps and take them one at a time…
Here’s the right way to build a traditional DIY compost bin by merely taking 5 easy steps:
Step 1. Choose a piece of ground for your compost DIY bin area which is well drained, level and partially shaded. This is of critical importance because a compost bin or pile will dry out fast and need more watering if it is full sunlight. Do not avoid or forget about this or you may find that your compost becomes too dry and dry organic matter won’t decompose to form compost.
Step 2. Decide upon the length of the sides of the rectangle that will be your compost bin. This very important step requires all of your attention. Here’s how to do it correctly. think of the size it will need to be to hold the amount of compost for 1 year from you garden or allotment and make that your size.
There are several reasons this is often important The most important one is that you will need 1 bin for each year and as they take 2 to 3 years to compost fully, you will eventually need two or three, however you don’t need to build the second and third bins until you need them.
Step 3. Choose the material you will build the walls in. Suitable materials are anti-rot treated wood, bricks, old railway sleepers, wooden pallets, and even wire. You do this so you can select a material which may be secondhand or recycled.
In addition you will just want to tailor the design of the bin walls according to the material you have chosen for construction. You may for example either mortar the bricks, or use breeze blocks which will stand on their own, but tend to look rather ugly.
Step 4. Decide from which side you will fill you DIY compost bin. Specifically then, make sure that whatever the other three walls are made from, you use a light material, or wooden slats, so that each time the bin is filled with waste garden or vegetable plot organic matter and emptied, easy access through the “filling side wall” will be available.
Step 5. Decide whether you will cover the compost. This is a matter of personal preference and varies due to climatic conditions. Additionally, make sure that as you fill the bin, you mix green and brown woody material together all the time to aid decomposition.
At the end, if you comply with the aforementioned steps carefully, you will triumph over the down sides and obtain your goal, with all the rewards and also the fruits that implies! Welcome the rewards and admiration (and envious glances!). You managed to do it and you deserve the credit! It’s your project and your accomplishment. Now pat yourself on the shoulder and Be happy!
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