28 Recycled Garden Ideas

Everyone loves a bargain, but gardeners are an especially resourceful bunch. Reuse odds and ends (you may already have around the house) with these recycled garden ideas!

Old Garden Hoses

Holey hose? Give it another useful purpose.

  1. Set four wooden posts in a square and weave the hose around them to make a simple compost bin.
  2. Craft a basket out of a hose and zip ties. We found this project by artist Chase DeForest on Pinterest. It’s genius!
  3. Shape your hose into a loose circle; add embellishments, like gardening gloves or a few tools, for a fun wreath to hang on your shed or near a potting area.
  4. Make a doormat by cutting your hose into lengths, putting corks in the cut ends and gluing the pieces to a worn out mat. For step-by-step instructions, visit markkintzel.com.
  5. Place hose segments around swing-set chains to protect tiny fingers. Or put small lengths of hose around bucket handles for a more comfortable grip.

Bonus Tip: Solicit for deals! Ask friends if they’ve got any of these items they’d like to offload. If you’re willing to spend a few dollars, check rummage sales and thrift stores for deals.

 

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