Repurposed goods and furniture aren’t just for your home, they actually look wonderful in the garden, too! Forget spending hundreds on garden structures, furniture, and accessories and salvage what you’ve got, instead! If done correctly, you can salvage just about anything and make it shine in your garden. Here are the best things to do in your garden with your salvaged goods:
You can do a lot with recycled tires in your garden! Coat them with a layer or two of colored paint (and then seal your work with a clear top-coat!) and then fill with soil for a super easy do-it-yourself set of planters. I love the retro feel of these homemade planters, they’re so colorful and definitely attention-grabbing.
Photo from Wonderful DIY
Reuse your old coffee cans while taking advantage of previously unused vertical garden space. Just as you did the tires, coat your tin-cans with brightly colored paint before filling with soil and flowers. Finish things off by mounting them to a wall or fence with a few “S” hooks.
Image from Beautiful Home and Garden
This super simple DIY project is another great use of salvaged goods used as a vertical garden. This gardener created a bamboo frame and used altered one-liter soda bottles strung together as their planters. If you are passionate about keeping plastics and other wasteful materials out of our landfills, try reusing some of yours in creative ways such as this.
Image from Design Rulz
There are so many ways to use salvaged pallets throughout your garden design, but one of my most favorites is to use them as a walkway. To complete, simply break up the pallet and secure the pieces directly into the soil. Fill any cracks between pieces with bits of soil and don’t forget to stain your boards before finalizing your pathway!
Pallets also work great as vertical planters! Don’t they look so cool below?
Do you have an old bedframe hanging out in somewhere in your attic? Bring it outside and give it a new life as a literal flower bed. Complete the look by adding a bedside table and a wooden chair if you have one handy. This would really add such visual appeal to your space!
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Who would have thought that a pair of old shoes would look so incredible when relocated to the garden. Doesn’t it add a sort of whimsical charm? I certainly think so.
You could even do the same thing with boots!
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