If you have a compost bin for your garden, you already know that the finished compost isn't always ready for use. Large pieces of vegetation, pieces of cornstalks and twigs often take longer to compost that kitchen scraps and grass clippings. Before using your compost, you will need to screen it to remove these. Making your own sifting screen will save you time and make using your compost easier.
Before you make the screened portion of your sifting screen you will need to make a sturdy frame. While you can use any type of wood you have available, cedar is sturdy and holds up well to use.
Making the screen
Hardware wire, often referred to as rat wire, is ideal for the screen. You can buy this at the hardware store in mesh with either 1/4- or 1/2-inch mesh. Either will work for the screen, but the 1/2-inch mesh is adequate and makes screening faster.
Using the sifting screen
Place the shifting screen over the top of the wheelbarrow or over a large bucket or bin to sift your compost. You may need to tilt the screen from side to side to sift the compost, depending on how many larger pieces are in your compost. Some prefer to screen their compost immediately before using it, while others screen all their finished compost and store it in a separate bin for future use.
19 June 2015
When it comes to ordering industrial equipment for a new business or big project, it can be tough trying to keep track of everything that needs attention. Not only do you have to make sure that your new equipment is in proper working order, but you need to learn about the warranties and insurance plans that come with them in case of an accident or breakdown. You also have to make sure that employees are properly trained about how to manage and maintain the new equipment. There is no need to invest in costly training programs for successful implementation of your new equipment – you can use the tips and tricks on this blog to get the job done.