Compost Bins Colour page :
Single Close Boarded Single Close Boarded with lid
Double Close Boarded Double Close Boarded with lids
Triple Close Boarded Triple Close Boarded with lids
Single Slatted woodland brown
The compost bins colour can be a colour of your choice. For the compost bins colour we tend to use the Cuprinol product range although compost bins colour products are available on request.
PRESSURE TREATED TIMBER
The compost bins are firstly pressure treated. Then two additional coats of wood stain are applied.
All the wood we use is FSC sourced and has been pressure treated with TANALISED E.
BBC Gardeners World Magazine (Jan 2012) recommended ‘choosing’ Tanalith E Pressure Treated Timber in garden raised vegetable beds used for vegetable growing.
TANALISED E pressure treated timber has been impregnated with TANALITH E, a waterborne product based on copper triazole technology. Copper is derived from recycled sources and triazoles are organic biodegradable biocides, commonly used to protect many of the food crops we eat. TANALISED E pressure treated timber is usually specified for both in and out of ground contact applications where there is a medium to high risk of decay or insect attack.
- An established and proven alternative to traditional chromated/copper/arsenate (CCA) treated timber.
- Effective long-term protection against fungal and insect attack.
- Proven performance, widely used and accepted worldwide.
- Appealing natural brown colour with excellent colour durability, blending perfectly with nature.
- Impregnated using vacuum pressure technology.
- Conforms to new European Standards and individual countries’ national requirements.
- Ideal for general construction, fencing, garden and leisure timber applications.
TEN BASIC BENEFITS ACHIEVED BY COMPOSTING
- Composting reduces the demand for landfill sites. Apart from being offensive and unsightly, especially for people living nearby, landfill sites are expensive and have to be paid for either by industry or local council taxpayers. They produce unpleasant odours despite the greatest efforts of the managers to avoid them and can release greenhouse gases like methane.
- Compost improves soil structure. Both water holding capacity and fertility are improved by adding humus to sandy soil whilst heavy clay soils gain improved structure and porosity.
- Compost Helps Suppress Disease. Various scientific studies show that the addition of helpful micro organisms present in the compost help plants to fight disease and some of the effects are quite dramatic. Work done at the University of California (1994-2000) highlighted the suppression of Brown Rot in Peaches, End Rot in Onions and Avocado Root Rot.
- Compost reduces the need for pesticides. Tests have shown up to 90% reduction in whitefly and complete elimination of aphids and red spider mite and they believe it is because the compost activates natural plant repellents.
- Compost reduces the need for artificial fertilisers. By providing natural growth promotion, NPK fertilisers are less necessary and in agriculture, the run off of fertilisers into water courses are also reduced and nutrients from compost are less likely to leach out.
- Compost reduces costs. The need to purchase soil improvers, composts and artificial fertilisers is reduced.
- Compost suppresses weeds. When used as a mulch, a layer of compost will help suppress weeds by reducing the amount of available light. Properly made compost will not contain weed seeds, but will also provide soil nutrients. Un-composted mulches e.g. woodchip or bark can reduce nitrogen levels in the soil and cause damage to plants, however compost used slightly before it is mature is extremely valuable for Vermiculture.
- Compost helps to preserve Peat stocks. It is regularly reported that peat stocks are approaching extinction with current levels being down to 4%. Whatever the figure is, it is undoubtedly a finite resource and replacement products have been found wanting. In this regard, a ‘Gardening Which’ report (Jan/Feb 2001) shows germination of Impatiens (Busy Lizzies) seeds in peat free or reduced peat compost is down to a minimum of 30% compared to minimum 54% in peat based material. Correctly made naturally made compost does not suffer this deficiency
- Compost enables organic horticulture. Although there is a need to take care that no substances banned by the Soil Association are included in waste to be composted, properly made compost is the very basis of organic horti/agriculture.
- Compost can eliminate digging. Compost used as mulch will be dragged into the soil by earthworms and this helps with soil aeration as well as providing the required nutrients and in shrubby borders it can remove the need to dig.