Incredible Garden Hacks to Save You Time and Money

Gardens are wonderful things, full of life and color…at least, in most cases. If you’ve always thought that the key to a beautiful outdoor space is splashing the cash, then think again. Everything that glitters doesn’t always have to be gold. If you’ve got a creative eye and an old boot, you could be well on your way to garden greatness.

It’s tempting to go down to Target and spend a small fortune on bright planters and other gadgets, but before you do, you might want to reconsider. From everyday items lingering around the home to simple space-saving ideas, there’s plenty you can do in the yard that will cost next to nothing.

1. Wine Bottle Plant Waterer

Materials Needed: Wine bottle, water
Cost to Make: $5*

Even novice gardeners know that keeping plants watered is the key to keeping them alive, but it’s not always as easy as it looks. For a start, what happens when you go on vacation and can’t get someone to water the garden for you?

Wine Bottle Plant Waterer @soapwarehouse / Pinterest.comWine Bottle Plant Waterer @soapwarehouse / Pinterest.com

As it turns out, all you need is a few empty wine bottles. If you’ve got them lying around the house, then this hack will cost you nothing, but you can pick up a bottle for under $5 at stores like Walmart. All you have to do is fill it up with water and stick it into the planter. The water slowly seeps out, keeping the compost moist.