How to mask a compost pit with plants
Zones in the garden, which are intended for compost, ripening and harvesting, are often called compost yards, although not all plots can boast of a large territory for such a purpose. So, more often than not, to get your own compost, they just allocate a compost hole or a special container. Depending on how much space the compost yard occupies, strategies for masking it are also selected.
Large areas or large compost pits hide behind fences that fit organically into the garden. From the point of view of the masking method, two types of hiding objects are distinguished:
- hedges, or vegetable disguise;
- stationary fencing and additional decoration.
Arrangement of hiding objects and hedges is carried out at some distance from the compost yard itself, so that it is convenient to work and move inside the zone. Regardless of the type of fence, they must hide from sight the entire area behind them, create a closed area with a compost yard inside, level the unattractive sides of such a purely practical object.
Living fences, whether trimmed or landscaped, create spectacular and lush plant shields that not only hide the compost yard, but also serve as decoration of the garden. The use of hedges for separating compost pits is only necessary so that they organically fit into the appearance of the garden, do not look too bulky for a particular area and do not "break" the entire structure of the site. Often they are made out as a visual continuation of the hedge already existing on the site.
In addition to real hedges, you can use decorative screens or trellises twined with vines. They take up less space and are suitable not only for large, but also for small garden plots
Stationary fences - screens, screens, wattle fences, bamboo fences, which can replace the planted plants as a masker. They should be attractive, vibrant, emphasize the style of the garden and the materials and colors that dominate it.
Effectively replace both types of fencing can:
- trees arranged in a row in frames or a line of columnar fruit trees and berry bushes;
- potted gardens placed on a multi-level stand;
- a large object of small architecture placed in front of the compost yard, for example, a gazebo, a fenced barbecue or imitation of ruins surrounded by plants;
- large flower garden with tall plants in the background;
- supporting wall or stone flower girl, etc.
If special containers are used to make compost, most often plastic containers, then with such objects it is not necessary to resort to receiving full disguise. Indeed, the composter itself can be turned into a decoration of the site. The simplest method is bright painting, although the use of vines, including annuals or groups of potted plants, is also very effective. A brush and a little imagination, one or two plants - and the container will look like an original fir tree or a miniature garden cottage.
Small compost pits or containers are made out differently: they are planted with a group of tall perennials or perennials on the front side, they are hidden behind bushes of your favorite flowers or a mini flower garden, which completely covers the view. Often, flyers are often used to create a floral screen, because a place for your favorite annual stars is not always possible to find, and an unattractive compost pit can always become an additional place for experiments with new varieties.
Of course, the shelter can be purely decorative - in the form of a shield mat, mat, carpet or mat, laid on top of the film and enhancing heat transfer. You can always use another “quick” method - placing potted and tubular plants.