How to make a Simple Compost bin Dallas

How to make a Simple Compost bin Dallas

Landscape Ideas Dallas: How to start a compost pile by Dallas Landscape ContractorMaria Bargellini

Now-a-days compost bins are available in almost any box store but for those of us who want to do it the old fashion way- here are some ideas your can use.

Materials Needed

  • Chicken wire or any type of wire lath (preferably metal)
  • Post–Metal or wood (preferably with holes in it)
  • Tie Wire
  • Tarp or plastic sheathing
  • Hammer
  • Pliers


  • Your container(s) should be made no smaller than 3cft. (3’ tall x 3’ wide x 3’ long) for effective composting.
  • Pick a shady spot and layout and mark your 3’x 3’ section(s)
  • Set your post on the 4 corners of your marks. If your compost pile begins to bulge in the middle you can add additional post later.
  • Unravel the lath and stretch it out around the inside of the post.
  • Use the tie wire to fasten the lath to the post to secure it in place

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