Save Your Plastic Bottles And Use Them In Your Garden

These awesome 7 ideas will take some of your used plastic bottles and reuse them creatively in your garden, saving them from being thrown away or sent away to be recycled.

1. Drip Feeder

You don’t have to install fancy, expensive irrigation system to self-water garden plants. Drill/poke holes in the sides of a large, clean plastic bottle and then bury it next to a plant so the neck is slightly above the soil surface. Fill with water as needed.

2. Sprinkler

Poke or drill holes in one side of an empty, clean 2-liter plastic bottle to create a yard and garden sprinkler. Add a female hose end, a female swivel adapter, and some hose washers to connect it directly to your garden hose.

sprinkler

3. Plastic scoop

Gardening can be simplified with something as straightforward as a garden scoop. Use it to dig planting holes, or distribute mulch around the plants. Take a vinegar bottle, detergent bottle, or other rigid plastic bottle and carefully cut off the bottom/sides to create your scoop.

4. Hanging bottle planter

Create an eclectic hanging garden by upcycling plastic bottles to use as planters. Remove the bottoms using a sharp utility knife. Decorate with thread, punch holes to use for hanging, and then plant with your favorite plants.

5. Watering can

There’s no need to buy a watering can if you have a spare juice bottle at home! Clean it out well, and using a small drill bit, drill holes in the cap. Fill the bottle with water, screw the cap back on and you have a DIY watering can.

6. Fruit Picker

Picking those high limbs on your fruit tree(s) just got incredibly easier with this great plastic bottle hack. Take a 2-liter bottle, cutting a hole on the side at the bottom, and then add a handle to the neck of the bottle. Slip the fruit into the hole, pull down and your peaches, pears, and apples drop safely into the bottle.

7. Mini greenhouse

Tender plants, seedlings especially, will benefit from being grown inside clear plastic bottles. Cut the bottom off of a clean bottle and place it over the plant, pushing it down into the soil. This mini greenhouse will help protect the plant from frost, rain, and wind.

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