Once again, my neighbors are throwing away golf clubs and golf bags in the trash. It kills me! I have used the golf clubs as stakes in my very small yard. With landfills filling up and cost of landscape materials, why not take your throwaways and reuse them re-creatively in your yard.
Bricks– Found for free in Craiglist- can be used for walkways, borders and stepping stones.
Broken up Cement: Can be used in walk ways, borders, retaining walls, stepping stones. I used broken up cement to fill up a huge hole in my yard.
Old Chairs– Turn into a fountain, use as stools to add dimension in the yard.
Old Windows-From Robomargo– windows made into greenhouses. Use as a potting shed, a tabletop for an outdoor table, a fence and more.
Railroad Ties– My mother used old railroad ties to make a retaining wall and built steps down to a lower yard.
Tree Trunks– I am using 2 tree trunks as stools for other plants and to add dimension and height into my yard. If you just took out a tree- you can slick the trunk up and use as stepping stones as well.
Rocks– I reused my rocks taken from the dirt as a circular border around the yard. Also use to encircle plants to make a moat to help retain water.
Tires- I took a few old tires, and set them on the hill and planted a couple of plants inside. Or see these very different Tire Garden Planters from Wuv’n Acres
Plastic Bottles- an article on how to use plastic bottles to plant Tulips
Re-Think, Re-use. Recycle and Re-create new ways to use old things to add some oomph in your garden.