People who don’t know anything about gardening or are just starting often think that you need to get all the right and legitimate materials for the job. However, this simply isn’t true. If you use a bit of ingenuity and resourcefulness, you can find that you can have everyday items that can be used for gardening.
Here are four items you didn’t know you could recycle for gardening.
Aquarium and Its Components
Who knew that taking care of fish could also translate to a good garden?
If you own an aquarium, take care of fish, and are also nurturing a garden, then look forward to the days when you need to clean out your tank and replace the water.
Instead of throwing all the water away, why not take it and water your garden with it? Throughout the time that is has been used, the fish have been – ehem…. – making the water “healthier” in a way. The plants in your garden are sure to enjoy the nutrients that your friendly fish have left behind.
Apart from that, the pond silt can also be used as it is full of rich nutrients. Compost it. Afterward, it will turn into a resource that improves the soil of your garden.
Are you a fan of sodas? Apart from your growing blood sugar, this is also a good thing for your garden. Think twice before throwing your used soda bottles up and recycle them into cloches.
If you haven’t heard of cloches, I don’t blame you. Cloches are a protective covering that you place on plants to shield them from colder temperatures. Cold temperatures can hamper the growth of your plants.
They are usually made up of a bell-shaped glass. Today though, they are made from plastic.
When you boil water for cooking vegetables or whatever you may have in mind, do not throw away the excess. Well, at least don’t throw it away willy nilly. Instead, throw it out into the garden, to the nearest weeds that you can find.
The boiling water burns away and damages weeds. Burn away those pesky weeds!
With the rise of digital files and information, CDs are slowly being phased out. This is no reason to throw away your old Taylor Swift album though (if you do own one). Those CDs might still be valuable in the garden.
One pest that gets in the way of a beautiful and flourishing garden are birds. All you need to do is set up the CD so that it reflects the sun off. This reflection can scare away the birds.