5 Double-Duty Garden Items
Birdbath as a Planter
Try this pretty display that isn’t just for the birds. Plant shallow-rooted succulents in the birdbath with soil. The lack of drainage will keep the soil moist, so you’ll need to water even less frequently than usual.
Styrofoam Peanuts as Potting Mix
Supplement potting mix by filling the bottom of a planter with leftover packing peanuts. They are lightweight and improve drainage, which promotes healthy roots.
Grapefruit Knife as Weeder
To remove weeds, use the curved blade in container gardens or tight spaces where traditional tools are too big for the job.
Croquet Wickets as Hose Stakes
Make an arched pathway from the waterspout to the flower bed, then feed the hose through the wickets. Now the hose can’t migrate and crush your impatiens.
Soap as Dirt Blocker
Keep nails clean when gardening by scraping your fingers along a bar of soap before digging in. The soap stays under the nail and keeps everything else out. Wash with a nailbrush to remove.