Finally a properly functional compost bin:
I used garden stakes and plastic mesh for a grand total cost of about $30, with a buttload of plastic mesh leftover in case I ever have to redo it. I placed the stakes a wheelbarrow width apart, which came in handy when transitioning my exist compost pile to the new location.
Here is what the area behind the shed looked like before:
I don’t play tether ball so have had no use for that old tire thing. Or maybe one could stick a flag in it. Or an patio umbrella.
Here is what it looks like from the yard. You can’t see a thing!
Those are actually the posts and mesh leaning up against the shed before I put them to work. I stumbled on the white plastic posts at Lowes. One end has a 6” or so metal tip about the size of a bow-and-arrow type arrow with a thing sticking out where the plastic post begins so you can use your foot and body weight to sink the metal pointy part into the ground up to that point. The post itself has a bunch of clippy things so I simply slid the mesh onto those and I was done.
Meanwhile, my gardener ripped out the ivy that was fast overtaking everything in the tiny bed just outside my patio. Here is the disaster before:
And here is the giant mess afterwards:
Hey look! There’s a sprinkler back there! Who knew? Now I just have to decide what to plant there.
I’m exhausted. How was your long weekend?