Fall is a great season for yard work — the weather is nice, plants are cheap, and veggies are hardy.
Here are three projects that'll transform your yard without hitting your bank account too hard.
#1 DIY a Compost Bin
If you're serious about a good-looking yard, blooming azaleas, and lush bushes, you need fertilizer. You can buy it — or get some for free if you build your own compost bin with just a few pieces of salvaged wood and galvanized steel mesh, and corrugated sheet metal roof for the top.
A good size is 4-by-6 feet with two chambers. On one side, pile raked leaves so they can become mulch. On the other side, keep an old trash can with a tight lid for depositing food scraps.
Money-saving tip: Always shop in your own scrap pile…