Useful DIY Tools for Your Garden

Useful DIY Tools for Your Garden

Make Your Own Garden with Your Own Tools

 

The cost of gardening can be high, especially if you employ a professional to assist you. Self-sufficiency in the garden can save you money, and it's also healthy (the advantages of gardening range from calorie burning to heart strengthening)! Avoiding the purchase of numerous expensive tools in favor of finding creative ways to up-cycle your garbage into DIY tools is another option to garden on a tight budget. Here are a few simple strategies for cutting costs by turning common household items into useful DIY tools for gardening.

 

A MILK JUG with diverse uses:

 

  1. Sow the seeds in shallow trays, a DIY tool with potting soil to conserve space. Later, move the strongest seedlings into pots. Cut off the bottom three inches of a gallon milk jug, then use a nail, another DIY tool, to poke a few holes in the bottom to create free seed-starting flats.

 

  1. Young transplants and seedlings frequently die from spring and fall frosts in northern climate zones. When a cold spell is predicted, simply cut the bottom off a gallon milk jug and place it over the plant. By placing the cap on or off, you may slightly control the temperature.

 

  1. Distributing fertilizer grains or potting soil in confined locations is straight forward with a scoop built from a half-gallon plastic milk jug. For your own scoop, a useful DIY tool, make two horizontal cuts on the sides next to the handle and two diagonal cuts pointing forward on the opposite sides to create it.

 

  1. Combine liquid fertilizer in a plastic milk jug, prick two or three holes in the cap with a nail or use a fine drill bit to make holes. This makes it easy to apply fertilizer directly where you need it.

 

  1. Put a couple water-filled plastic milk jugs inside a cold frame if you're using it to extend your growing season. The sun will warm the water throughout the day which will help to warm the inside temperature during the night.

 

Time to use your towels too

 

  1. Towels can be a great DIY tool. To construct strong ties for plants, cut up old towels into strips. The terry cloth's soothing caress is ideal for supporting heavier plants.

 

  1. Spread out an old vinyl tablecloth or towel close by when digging to keep the mess contained. In this manner, you won't waste any valuable topsoil, and cleaning up after planting will be simple.

 

  1. Alternatively to using a wheel barrow, you can use a tarp to transport heavy or large goods like plant divisions, mulch bags, or heaps of dug-up weeds about your DIY garden.

 

Other house junk items as DIY tools

 

  1. Use a flat basket to store your newly harvested vegetables or herbs from your DIY garden until you can bring them inside.

 

  1. You can take your portable potting bench any place if you fill it with some potting mix, containers, and labels. Instant DIY garden.

 

  1. Simple vases for tiny bunches of cut flowers can be made from clean glass food jars. Alternately, use them to store and arrange little gardening accessories like gathered seeds or plant labels. The glass jars help you to stay organized and know what you have. Very useful tool in your DIY garden.

 

  1. Utilize measuring cups with straight sides to gather and measure sprinkler and rainwater, great DIY tool. You can be certain that every area of your DIY garden receives at least an inch of water each week in this manner.