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.
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?
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.