Mandatory compost: how to hide the bin to become a decorative property in the garden?

Compost is mandatory from January 1, 2024. In addition to reducing organic waste, this practice has many benefits: it enriches the soil, contributes to biodiversity in the soil, prevents some diseases and promotes water retention. Unfortunately, garden composters are not always very aesthetic. Here are some tips to make them beautiful.

According to the website Promesse de fleurs, those with a small garden will be interested in hiding their composter behind a fence to grow a climbing plant. The fence can be made from beautiful branches if you prefer a rustic look, or from traditional wooden planks.

You can also opt for a metal fence if the structure is strong enough to support the plant. It must be vigorous and able to flower in partial shade, which is the optimal exposure for the composter. Fragrant honeysuckle, star jasmine, Armand clematis and aristolochia are good alternatives, according to Promesse de fleurs.

Hedges, bamboo or old gates

If your garden is more spacious, you can opt for a private hedge in front of the composter. However, this route is reserved for the most patient gardeners, as it takes an average of two to three years for the hedge to thicken and fulfill its role. Spindles, Berberis, abelias… A wide range of shrubs is available to you. Also, make sure to leave one to two meters of space between the composter and the hedge.

There are other solutions that allow you to fully express your creativity. For example, you can plant several bamboo poles next to each other around the composter and choose different heights for an original effect. Recycling old iron gates to place around a flower pot can also give your garden a vintage look. If you have a builder’s soul, you can even create a stand-alone structure from wooden bricks and stones… Let your imagination do the talking!

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