Don’t Throw It Away! Five Everyday Objects You Can Turn into Gardening Tools

 

If you do an Internet search for “gardening tools” you are sure to find some really incredible, state-of-the-art equipment. Most A lot of that equipment will be available at a premium price. Maybe some of it will be on sale. However, evenEven at sale prices, the cost of gardening equipment and supplies can be very expensiveadd up quickly. If you don’t feel like breaking the bank, or if you’re saving up to make a big purchase like a new sprinkler system, you can save money by turning everyday objects into gardening tools and decorations. Here are five objects you have at home that can be easily converted for use in your garden.

 

  1. Turn a plastic milk jug into a scoop or a watering can. If you have an empty milk jug, it’s easy to rinse it out and water your plants with it. You might need to be use a lighter touch than you would with a store bought watering can, but a jug will do the job in a pinch. You can also cutOr, screw the cap onto the milk jug and cut out the bottomof a milk jug to and turn it into a scoop for dirt or fertilizer. It already has a convenient handle.

 

  1. Turn old vases and shoes into planters. If you have an old vase, or even an old boot, you can fill them with soil, turn them into a planter, and place them in your garden to add a rustic feel to your garden.
  2. Use a vinyl tablecloth to move heavy stuff. If you have an old vinyl tablecloth, you can use it to move heavy bags of soil or fertilizer. Put the bags onto the tablecloth with the vinyl side down and drag them across your lawn to your garden.
  3. Use egg cartons as planters. Old eggEgg cartons make excellent planters. Put a little soil in each cup of your egg carton, and plant seeds that grow intotogrow   seedlings before prior to planting moving them in to your gardens. This is a great way to get a start on the planting season.
  4. Use a ladder as a trellis. Instead of buying a trellis, why not use an old wooden ladder?.  Plants will grow up your ladder just like they would a store-bought trellis. The look can be charming and the construction may just be sturdier than in you will find in some premade trellises.
  5. Use a ladder as a trellis. Instead of buying a trellis, why not use an old wooden ladder?  Plants will grow up your ladder just like they would a store bought trellis. The look can be charming and the construction may just be sturdier than in you will find in some premade trellises.