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DIY Gardening Ideas With Recycled Items - Infographic


Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, environment, garden, protection, recycling )

Cher
- 87 days ago - greenerideal.com
Urban gardening with recycled items is becoming an increasingly popular trend. We've already covered in detail how to make a vertical wall garden, but this infographic goes into greater details about the options you have when you're looking to take your



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Sara P. (57)
Friday June 27, 2014, 8:25 am
Thanks for sharing Cher
 

Simona L. (47)
Friday June 27, 2014, 11:00 am
NICE
 

Donna G. (38)
Friday June 27, 2014, 12:51 pm
I have used old buckets, kitchen pots, and shoes as planters. Since I live in a duplex rental, as much as I would like to decorate my yard with these kinds of things, I don't think it would be feasible. The groundskeeper mows the lawn whether it needs it or not. I would need to remove all pots, planters, shoes, ladders, or whatever is decorating the yard.

I would like to see them get rid of the grass and put in native plants. Natives don't need as much watering, if at all; because, they are adapted to our semi-arid region and can make do with the rainfall supplied by Nature.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Friday June 27, 2014, 1:07 pm
Good ideas - thanks for sharing!
 

Kamia T. (67)
Friday June 27, 2014, 1:27 pm
A lot of great ideas visually, but somewhat pricey. I cut 1-litre bottles 2/3rds of the way down, turn the top into the bottom, and use them as self-watering planting and small-plant pots. I've also used old boots; buckets; can's and just about anything for decor, as well as put out old plates to give bees and butterflies a sipper. Just remember that using metal pots, etc. causes really hot roots if you don't put another layer of pebbles and/or insulation inside with a pot that you plant in.
 

Teresa B. (49)
Friday June 27, 2014, 1:51 pm
Cute ideas, and a lot that can be made at home or improvised with cheap/free things. I was given a totally un-restorable old upright piano, which I coated with waterproofing, opened the top, and used as a fantastic planter. Same with a really shabby old trunk ... I waterproofed it, added flower pots raised up on bricks and such.... looked great for years.
 

Rosa Caldwell (349)
Friday June 27, 2014, 1:53 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Dan(iel)) M. (24)
Friday June 27, 2014, 4:23 pm
Neat Ideas. Thanks for sharing.
 

aj E. (164)
Friday June 27, 2014, 6:55 pm
thanks.
 

Heidi Aubrey (4)
Friday June 27, 2014, 9:27 pm
Interesting ideas. Thank you for sharing.
 

Shawna S. (43)
Friday June 27, 2014, 10:31 pm
Great ideas. I have a patio garden with wall space just waiting for color. Thanks.
 

A F. (132)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 12:13 am
thanks
 

A F. (132)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 12:15 am
Oh yeah, and I have an old rusted wheelbarrow that died on me housing my watermelon plant. It looks kinda cool and works just fine. I lined it with an old plastic bag and poked a few holes in it for drainage. Beats spending a fortune on a big ol' planter.
 

Sandra Ferri (247)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 2:33 am
Noted Thanks
 

Fi T. (16)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 5:23 am
Make the best use of what we've got
 

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Saturday June 28, 2014, 5:46 am


 
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