Start Seeds in a Used Tea Bag

DIY seed starter tea bag

Get a head start on your spring garden by using this DIY seed starter hack. Make good use of your used tea bags by cutting a small slit in the bag and placing a few seeds among the damp tea leaves. Keep the tea bag moistened by misting occassionally until your seeds sprout and are ready for transplant.

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Start Seeds in a Damp Sponge

sponge seed starter

Cut slits into a damp sponge to start your spring seeds. When the sponge gets dry gently spray the sponge with more water to moisten.

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Repel Slugs and Snails with Coffee Grounds

Repel slugs

Coffee grounds are the perfect solution for a garden in so many ways. They attract worms to aerate the soil and act as a natural fertilizer. They also have another less well-known use. They repel slugs and snails. What can’t coffee grounds do, seriously? To reap the snail and slug repelling benefits, save your coffee grounds and sprinkle them in a circle on the soil around each plant. Snails and slugs don’t like the gritty texture and will avoid going over it to reach your plants. Now, that’s something to celebrate with another cup of coffee.

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Create a Unique Flowerpot with Clothespins

Create a unique flowerpot

Are your flowerpots looking a little plain? Here is an easy DIY to create a unique flowerpot and it should take less than five minutes. All you will need are clothespins and a flowerpot. Simply clip the clothespins all the way around the edge of the pot to make a creative new look for your space. Need more color? Paint the clothespins first. Or better yet, if you love glitter, add some to create a unique flowerpot that is completely you!

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Transform an Old Trunk into an Outdoor Planter

Transform an old trunk into an outdoor planter

When my partner brought home two old rusted, smelly trunks and I refused to let him bring them in the house, he made lemons out of lemonade, and made me happy in the end. I would have never thought to transform an old trunk into an outdoor planter, but that is exactly what he did. In our case he mounted each chest to a wooden platform (which is optional). Otherwise, just fill the chest up with dirt and plant your favorite perennials, annuals or make a trunk herb garden, whatever you prefer.

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DIY Soda Bottle Garden Sprinkler

Use this DIY soda bottle garden sprinkler for the purpose of watering your garden…and your kids! You’ll need an empty 2 liter bottle of soda, duct tape, garden hose and ice pick (or anything sharp enough to puncture holes through plastic). This home hack is great for your lawn as well as a fun way to entertain children! We would strongly recommend you don’t do this by a high voltage or utility box though – yikes!

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