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!

Pantyhose

Got a run? Don’t toss torn pantyhose—they’re great garden helpers.

  1. When planting containers, place pantyhose on the bottom of the pots so water can pass through, but not soil.
  2. Store out-of-season flower bulbs in a pantyhose leg and hang in a cool, dry place.
  3. Cut pantyhose in strips and use to tie up and stake plants.
  4. Push growing melons into pantyhose legs and tie them to a support off the ground to eliminate rot, mold and insect invasion.
  5. Slip pantyhose over flower heads and secure with twist ties to collect their seeds.

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  1. Joanne says

    I don’t like the mirror idea, especially reading it in Birds and Blooms. It is bad enough with birds getting killed or injured flying into windows, but hanging mirrors outdoors is an additional hazard for them.

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