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    Garden DIY: building a compost bin

    Published on 21 March 2019, Thursday, 4:21 AM

    It's almost time to get out in the backyard and start gardening, and this year, you may want to try building your own compost pile to reap all the benefits these simple structures have to offer.

    Not only are compost bins a great garden landscaping project, they can help you live a greener, more sustainable life. You can do this alll while developing healthy soils that are perfect for growing flowers or vegetables.

    To start, gather your timber, chainsaws or hand saws, nail guns and other electric tools to make sure you have all you need on hand. Kennards Hire has a large selection of simple products to choose from, which can make your day project much easier.

    Once your materials are together, cut the wood in equal measurements to make a square, and fasten them so that the bottom is flush with the soil. Depending on how you want the bin to look, you can choose different woods or even shape it so that it matches other decorations in the backyard.

    When it's up, you're ready to start throwing your table scraps, weeds, egg shells, fallen leaves and even the leftover wood chips and sawdust from the build itself into it. You'll have dense, nutrient-rich soil perfect for gardening in no time.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.