Boost your eco rating and consider installing a compost bin in your garden.
Compost is a great natural way to feed your garden and a carbon friendly method of ridding your home from food scraps.
In fact homemade organic compost created from yard waste and kitchen scraps is much more nutritious for the garden than anything sold in the store.
What goes into a compost bin?
When starting out you need to put finished compost at the bottom of the pile. This will help to start the composting process. Next to go in is brown and green organic matter. This is dead leaves and plants for the brown portion followed by your green contents which can be everything from all your kitchen scraps to pulled weeds, cut plants or grass clippings.
What kind of compost bin should I use?
There is a range of small to large compost bins on the market. If you have animals frequenting your garden you should get an enclosed compost bin to keep them out of the kitchen scraps. But if you have the space and require a larger bin we like the traditional wooden one available from Primrose.
The composter can be loaded from a wheelbarrow, reducing the need for heavy lifting.
The slats provide the right amount of ventilation and can be removed for easy loading and unloading.
The reason it is so open to the elements is because this will speed up the composting process.
The compost bin is delivered as a flat pack and is easily knocked together by all of you DIY-lovers ready to get to work at home.
For more information about composting and compost bins visit the Primrose website.