4 Unconventional Gardening Ideas

Buying new plants and ornaments isn't the only way to shape up your garden design for spring, you can also refresh your backyard with some new ideas to change the scene.

Put your green thumb to work by making use of one of these four unconventional garden ideas.

Aluminium Can Planters

Instead of getting your discarded food cans ready for recycling, you can give them a good rinse and put them to use in your garden.

Save money by creating planters out of your cans, where these are both suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Simply hammer a few nails at the bottom of the can (for drainage), wrap it in your favourite wallpaper and give a good coating for shellac.

You can hang your unique can garden in your kitchen or sunroom, or attach to your garden wall.

Raised Garden Beds

If you have any old crates, dresser drawers or wooden bed frames hanging around your home, you can convert these into a gorgeous raised garden bed.

Simply give your frame a good sanding, lay a weed mat on the desired spot and place the frame on top. Fill with soil and fertiliser, adding your plants and giving them a good water.

Bigger frames (such as the bed) are ideal for veggie gardens, while flowers placed in small plots of raised garden beds can brighten up your backyard.

Table Garden

Place a permanent centrepiece in your outdoor table, by having a garden featured right in the middle!

You only need a few pieces of wood to create a frame for your raised bed garden. Arrange this together in the desired size and attach weed mat to the bottom.

Put your raised bed garden in the middle of the table and add soil, fertiliser and your plants.

Sky Planter

This unique planter defies gravity and is specially constructed by the company Boskke to hang your indoor plants upside down.

The Boskke Sky Planter helps to conserve water and add a touch of clever sophistication to your home.

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