Garden DIY

Fallen leaves can be a nuisance and sometimes considered as a back-breaking job that no one wants to deal with. But what most people do not know is that, leaves that falls to the ground have a great upside and terrific uses not only for gardener but also for non-gardeners alike. Here are some of them.

4 Best Things You Can Do To Your Fallen Leaves

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1. Compost

Leaves which are filled with leaf molds and rich in nutrients should not be discarded and thrown away. Why not pile them in a single location and turn it into compost and in about 5-6 months, you will have great compost that you can use in your garden.

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As the season comes to an end, it is now time to do some garden cleaning tasks. It may not seem important as of now, but when spring comes and planting season starts, you will be glad that you have done it just the same.

Cleaning your garden during fall will not only control weed growth, but it will also help in controlling plant diseases and will make your planting job much easier when planting season arrives.

Here are Some Garden Cleaning Tasks to Fulfill This Fall

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1. Clear 

Since infestation lasts until the winter season, it is best to clear all rotten fruits around your trees and vegetables around the garden.

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Do you want to grow strawberries but you do not have enough space in your garden? Then why not try growing them using rain gutters. A 4 ½ feet long rain gutter as a planter will be enough to plant and grow these sweet and delicate fruits. Just follow these simple steps and you will be growing your very own strawberries in no time.

Steps in Growing Strawberries on a Rain Gutter

1. Use 4 ½ Feet Rain Gutter

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A 4 ½ feet long gutter is the ideal length for a gutter planter. Cut your gutter to the appropriate length using PVC handsaw or circular saw. Find the center of your gutter by measuring 27 inches from each end of the gutter. Next, mark appropriate spacing to accommodate three strawberry plants in your gutter.

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Trellis

Don’t have much space in your garden? Well, why not try using trellis. Trellis is a great space saver. It is also perfect for vertical gardening and acts as a protection for plants from garden pests.

 

Here are 8 Trellis Designs that you can incorporate in your Garden

 

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1. Cheap trellis

This trellis is so easy to make. All you need are wooden stakes, nails with wooden ends, and spray paint if available. Assemble your wooden stakes into diamond frames and fix it with your wooden ended nails. When done, spray it with paint and set it to dry. Done!

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Make your very own Chandelier Planter with these simple steps

Materials:

  1. Chandelier
  2. Planting pots
  3. Terra cotta saucers
  4. Spray paint
  5. Waterproof glue
  6. Epoxy putty
  7. Flowers, plants

Tools:

  1. Wire cutters
  2. Garden trowel

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STEP 1:

Using your wire cutter, remove all electrical wiring from your chandelier.

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