Green Gardening…repurposing the “junk” in your yard. By Kregg Deur, owner of K&J Lawn and Garden Service LLC
April 3, 2011 by K&J Lawn and Garden Service LLC
Good morning Hampton Roads. Kregg here, from K&J Lawn and Garden Service, with your Garden Tip of the Week.
In February I told you how to attract birds with a dripping milk jug, so what do you do with that old bird bath sitting in your yard? Turn it into a succulent garden like one of my customers did.
First, dump out that dirty water that mosquitoes are breeding in.
Add some fine gravel and put in your favorite succulents. Recommend using hardy succulents such as Sedum or a great flowering annual, Moss Rose. Many varieties of both are available at your local garden center.
So, now look around your yard for other unique planters.
Got an old wheel barrel rusting away behind your shed? Turn it into mobile garden, just add dirt and plant some herbs, vegetables or annuals. Or do like one of my customers. She fills her wheel barrel garden with a variety of bulbs, so the garden is always changing in the spring.
If you find a unique gardening idea, please let us know.