Check out these creative garden hacks & tips that we have rounded up for you. From improving garden soil using recycled kitchen waste or creating a mini greenhouse using juice bottles, these garden tips and tricks are easy and affordable. With a little effort and nearly no cost, you can transform your garden into perfection!
Gardening Tips for Beginners: Make a Watering Can out of a Milk Bottle
If you’re a beginner or you don’t want to spend lots of money on a watering can then use this simple trick to create one using a plastic milk bottle. Get the tutorial from A Journey To Dream
Prevent Invasive Plants from Spreading Using a Plastic Pot
To stop plants that spread via roots or runners, you can install plastic edging underground. Simply cut off the bottom off a a plastic pot and bury it in the ground! This can also give you better control over the size of the plant once it reaches maturity, and also protects the plants around it. Check out the details via familyhandyman.
Control Weeds with Cardboard
You can lay down cardboard over an existing lawn or bed to control weeds. The cardboard blocks grass and weeds from growing by excluding light and provides an initial carbon layer for your bed. And it would save countless hours of taking sod out and produce healthy soil also! Make sure the cardboard layer has no gaps so that weeds cannot grow up between the cardboard pieces and into your garden. Get the tutorial via thrivefarm.
Create a Mini Greenhouse with Plastic Storage Boxes
Create portable mini greenhouses out of plastic storage containers for starting seeds and nurturing young plants. The containers will protect the young plants from the wind and can also have the lid added for extra protection from frost.
Create a Mini Greenhouse Using 2 litre Bottles
Help seedlings thrive by creating a mini greenhouse from a pop bottle with the top cut off, from ‘Disney Family‘. Be sure to take the cover off the seedlings for an hour or so a day, and don’t leave it on in direct sun. The 3/4 part of a bottle makes for the perfect little dome to protect your plants from frost, wind, and strong rain or can be used indoors to help seedlings retain moisture.
Use Plastic Forks in Your Garden to Keep Animals Away
Prevent small animals from getting into your garden by strategically placing plastic forks in the soil. Use a sharpie to add plant names if you need to identify small seedlings later.
DIY Organic Insect Spray from Natural Ingredients
Make your own organic insect spray with natural ingredients. This homemade insect spray is really a miracle worker which has used with good results to control harmful insects. Get the tutorial here anoregoncottage.
Eggshells Make the Perfect Indoor Seedling Starters
Eggshells make the perfect organic seedling starters. They are free, full of calcium that can help provide a boost to your plants, and when you’re ready to move outdoors, the plant does not need to be removed. Get the tutorial via greenthumbwhiteapron.
DIY Wine Drip Feeder
Fill an empty wine bottle with water and put it upside down in your pots or garden. The water will slowly trickle out keeping everything moist on hot dry days or if you go away for the weekend. Check out The Greenists for more details.
Make your Own Self Cleaning and Sharpening Tool Holder
Need a home for your gardening tools? Try this self cleaning and sharpening tool holder from One Good Thing by Jillee.