There are numerous creative ways to repurpose materials for a garden. Below are some great recycling ideas for those who would like to create a garden with unique décor.
A vintage bathtub can easily be revolutionized into a raise d bed garden. After layering drainage rocks on the bottom of the specialty tub, fill the raised bed garden with approximately eight inches of soil. Nest, strategically place the desired flowers in the tub while ensuring that each plant has room to grow. Lastly, position the raised bed garden in an area with ample sunlight.
One creative way to repurpose old tires is to use them as flower planters. After filling the tire with compost or potting soil, place a few plants into the ring. Alternatively, gardeners can fill the tires with artificial grass and place flower pots on the synthetic surface. Artificial grass does not need to be watered so the second option is a perfect gardening idea for those who maintain a busy lifestyle. The tires can be painted with fun designs and vibrant colors.
Chest of Drawers
Construct a vertical garden by reusing old furniture like a chest of drawers. Each of the drawers can be securely attached to a board that is positioned directly on a fence. While the drawers can be filled with soil and plants, they are also designed to be used as holders for flower pots. Additionally, gardens can use this structure for storing small objects like watering cans, plant food, or a trowel. Before placing materials in the drawers, cover the bottom of the containers with a shallow tray in order to prevent water drainage.
Gutters and Untreated Timber
The primary purpose of a gutter garden is to protect plants from too much shade, cold soil, and nearby animals/critters. In order to prevent water damage, attach small wood blocks to the house’s exterior before installing the gutters.
Next, gardeners can attach the gutters to the wood sliding of a home. Because many gutters are composed of harmful toxins, untreated wood planters are a better option for planting vegetables.