Happy Wednesday Friends! Summer outdoor activities are around the corner, and today I'm sharing simple tricks that will not only save money but also free up more time to enjoy your outdoor space...
Above, if your outdoor space lacks a patio or covered porch area, don't give up on a relaxing garden retreat. All that's needed is some careful arranging and a few creature comforts. See how I created a cozy garden nook. Below, save your wine and glass water bottles to repurpose as watering orbs for large container plants.
Does your wood fence need refreshing? Learn how to choose the right stain the first time and avoid the mistake I made restoring my fence.
Need garden storage, but want a cutesy potting stand? Repurpose cheap utility shelves to serve double duty. I find mine at thrift stores and yard sales, plus they're durable and super functional. Most only need screws tightened and a fresh coat of paint and are good to go.
Whether you desire a little added privacy or need to camouflage an eyesore, DIY reed fencing is a great solution. I added it to the rurual game fencing at the back of my property but it could also be added to chain link fences.
No one wants to be a slave to their garden but keeping plants watered during vacation time can be a real dilemma, so I use a kiddie pool! When I have to be away, I place it under a tree, fill it with my container plants and add water.
Is your patio umbrella faded, but in otherwise good condition? My umbrellas take a beating from the scorching Texas sun and I learned to save a nice chunk of change by spray painting instead of buying new!
What's your go to garden trick?