In order to maintain compost for your lawn or garden, a good 55 gallon drum compost bin is essential. Truly, deciding how you want to make and store compost is a matter of personal preference depending on how much work you want to do. You have to store compost in some type of structure or pile, both for health reasons and aesthetic value. Allowed to sit in an unregulated pile, compost will tend to spread out and become highly unattractive. What’s more, keeping compost properly stored encourages faster composting. Keeping compost stored in a drum is a great way to keep your piles neat and orderly.
You can create a 55 gallon drum barrel relatively easily, with few materials. What’s more, this structure will withstand the elements and store your compost easily. Simply locate a 55 gallon drum and drill approximately six to nine half-inch holes over the entire length of the barrel. The holes serve to promote even airflow circulation throughout the bin. When you fill the bin with compost, take care to fill it only about three quarters of the way full so as not to overload the barrel. 55 Gallon Drum Compost Bin
To mix the compost, every few days lay the bin down and turn it over a few times to mix the contents. Keep in mind, when creating a compost bin you’ll want to use a bin that hasn’t store toxic substances previously. Otherwise, you’ll be introducing harmful chemicals into the environment and your soil.
For a simple compost storage unit, a compost bin works wonders in storing and maintaining your compost pile. Relatively inexpensive and easy to make, you’ll keep the neighbors happy and the environment by keeping your compost pile neat and orderly.
There’s no doubt about it, a 55 gallon drum compost bin will create the perfect structure for storing your compost.
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