Save money, benefit your garden, and help preserve the environment—all at the same time—with this simple DIY project. It's a win-win all around.
Get ready for a thriving garden. It's now easier than ever to make your own compost. Compost is a nutrient-rich blend of decomposed organic materials that works wonders for plants. Plus, it's a great way to recycle leftover or unwanted items—think garden clippings, kitchen scraps, and dry leaves.
To make compost, you'll need a compost bin. And luckily, we've come up with the easiest way to make one. All you need is a trash can and a drill. We've also devised some important composting tips and tricks to help you get started.
If using an older trash can, throughly rinse it out before using. You don't want any lingering remnants of nonbiodegradable materials in your bin. If using a brand-new bin, skip the wash, but remove any tags or packaging.
Attach paddle bit to the drill. Starting a few inches from the lid, drill a hole into the trash can. Space another hole approximately 3 inches from the first hole. Continue drilling until you have rows of holes that span both the width and length of your bin. Repeat on all sides.
Once again, thoroughly wash and dry the trash can. This time you're cleaning out any plastic shards that were created during the drilling process.
Feed your compost pile with the right materials, encourage decay, and more.