Calling all black thumbs! Make it green with these DIY gardening hacks and ideas for the wannabe gardener. Easy, creative, and beautiful gardening hacks that will turn you into a pro in no time!
Gardening Hacks and Tips
Guys, I have always wanted to be able to say I have a green thumb. But to be honest, I’ve never been very successful with my gardening attempts. No matter how much I want a dream yard with a beautiful garden, I just can’t find the motivation or my black thumb gets in the way. We can’t all be gardening experts, but there are some amazing gardening hacks out there that make it a little easier for all of my black thumbs!
Recently, we were lucky enough to move into a new home with the most beautiful and spacious yard. Even more, the previous owners were gardeners, so the yard was in amazing shape when we purchased it. I thought that it shouldn’t be too hard to keep up their amazing gardening work. Boy, was I wrong!
As time went on after we purchased our home, I quickly realized that it wouldn’t be as easy as I thought. The weeds came in quickly, and while I wanted to restore the yard to its former glory, I had no clue where to start. I had a hard time distinguishing the difference between what was supposed to stay and what was supposed to head straight to the trash. Needless to say, I needed a LOT of help from my friends on the internet.
How do you make a garden more attractive?
When you boil it down to the basics, attractive gardens have plenty of well-tended plants, controlled weeds, and the perfect decorative touches. If I learned one thing from these DIY gardening hacks, it’s that you don’t have to spend a ton of money or hire a professional to make your garden look its best. I’ve spent a lot of time gathering these DIY gardening hacks, so I figured I should share my findings with all of you! After making your way through these gardening hacks, I hope you will leave with the inspiration to try some out and turn that thumb green. Good luck out there, and happy gardening!
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Save your time and sanity with this Wine Bottle Waterer. Get your Garden Nanny Bottle HERE! Not only is it a time-saver, but it looks cute in your planter, too!
This DIY gardening hack is GENIUS! Use diapers to retain moisture in potted plants. | Sand Paper and Silly Putty
Got some old newspapers lying around? These biodegradable pots are good for the earth AND will help you get rid of the extras. | The Things We’ll Make
Keep your garden tools clean with this cute AND functional tool holder. The sand is abrasive and helps keep the tools sharp as you remove and reinsert them! | One Good Thing by Jillee
Switch up your plants instantly with these plastic plant holders! Such a genius way to quickly move plants around without digging them up. | Florida Friendly Plants
If you want a non-toxic way to get rid of fungi, just mix 4 teaspoons of baking soda with a gallon of water. It’ll get rid of that pesky fungi without extra chemicals. So easy! | Gardening Soul
Rope lights make great borders for gardens and flower beds for a perfect ambiance in the evening. | Hometalk
I love DIY gardening ideas that keep things looking natural. Turn an old log into a planter! | A Proverbs 31 Wife
This lovely and simple wooden planter is both cute and functional! The planter on top conceals the storage space for your hose or other garden needs below. | Jaime Costiglio
This easy tutorial for making seed bombs is a great DIY gardening idea for areas that get less of your attention. Just plant them and wait for the magic to happen! | Hello Nature Blog
Looking to start a vegetable garden? Many plants prefer the moisture at their roots as opposed to overhead watering. You can make your own water bottle drip feeder out of recycled materials! | Source
If you have a lot of plants that need protection from the cold, using fancy cloches can get expensive. Use an empty soda bottle instead to protect your plant babies on the cheap! | eHow
These DIY self-watering planters don’t just look amazing — they ensure that your plants get the water you need, even if you can’t check on them daily. They prevent over-watering, too! | DIY Projects
You don’t always need a compost heap to use food scraps in your garden. Check out these easy ways to improve your garden soil without a compost heap using three kitchen scraps you’d normally throw away! | Whole Food Home
Use your old wine bottles for garden and lawn edging! Just turn them upside down and line them up. I love how low-cost and creative this DIY gardening idea is. Try it with colorful bottles for a more stunning look! | Planted Well
Don’t fill your large planters all the way up with soil! It makes them heavy and difficult to move, and your plants don’t always need all that space. Bury milk jugs at the bottom of your planters to save soil and keep them light. | The Bean Sprout Notes
Make your own weed killer! Mix up Dawn soap and vinegar to keep those pesky weeds at bay. It’s a great way to avoid using toxic chemicals that may harm the environment or your family. | One Good Thing by Jillee
Go vertical! This garden uses clay pots, wire, and an arbor for a unique way to display pots without taking up a ton of space. | Aka Design
Got some unwanted backyard visitors? Keep pests and animals out of your garden by putting plastic forks into the ground. It will deter animals from eating your plants! | Source Unknown
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We also use empty/used water bottles in the bottoms of our large pots. It saves soil and makes the Planter MUCH lighter. Ty for these tips.
Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living says
Great idea Mandie, thank you for sharing your tips too!