A garden that looks older always has more appeal than a garden that looks ‘new’ or just planted. With ‘green’ movements and advocacy, recycling and reusing can be going deeper that you would care to admit. Come to think of it, using stuff that you already have is practical. Not only is the prospect saving you money and time, it can also save you space.
Are you challenged by space and lifestyle? If you are, then you are more likely the type who keeps a garden shed that double function as storage for extra stuff that can clutter the garden or the house. But even with garden sheds, you need to reduce, reuse, or recycle things because your shed c
annot magically store everything.
Here is one great garden decorating idea for you. Reuse or recycle stuff that can hold plants as a container for gardening. This is a great platform to get your creative juices flowing; you can create one of a kind look in your garden while giving those things around the house a second lease of life.
Here are some things you can recycle or reuse as containers for gardening or in decorating the garden:
- Kitchen Sink – If you are making a kitchen renovation and replacing the old sink, keep it. It can make a great decorative addition in the garden. If you are planning to install some sort of ‘water structure,’ a sink can be used as an integral part of the design. Rather than buy everything, save the old sink and save some money in the process. Alternatively, the old sink with a drain can also be used as a container for blooms or crops.
- Dresser Drawers – Are you ready to chuck your old dresser? Before doing so, take out the drawers. These make good beds for seeds, herbs, low growing annuals and starter plants . Just put some waterproof liners to prevent the wood from rotting. Fixing them on the walls of the shed or the garden walls can transform them into unique wall planters.
- Old Shoes – How can you extend the lives of your old shoes? You need not wear them if they are already out of fashion or are already worn out. Instead, bring them to the garden, put a waterproof liner and use them as planters for succulents, herbs, and annuals.
- Old Door, Window, or Crib Frames – Just add some screen materials like chicken wire and you got yourself a trellis. You can retain the rustic look of the wood or splash some color into it to make it a charming piece of garden decoration that is functional at the same time.
- Colanders and Tin Containers – These containers can be hung using dog or bicycle chains, or wires. These can look fantastic as hanging planter baskets. With some colorful blooms, these items make great decorative stuff in the gardens.
It can be harder for those people who have less creativity coursing through their veins. But, if you have the interest to recycle, think outside the box. ‘A person’s waste is always someone else’s treasure.’ Use Internet resources for ideas. Soon, your garden shed will have less recyclable to store as these are ingeniously utilized in planting and decorating the garden.