Where better to recycle, reuse, re-purpose, and reinvent than in the garden, where innovation and frugality go hand in hand? Throughout these pages, you'll discover more than 1,000 ideas for using common household items or things you'd normally toss out in unique and unusual ways in your vegetable and flower beds. Why make a special trip to the garden center or home supply store when the solution might be lurking right in your garage, your closet, or your pantry?
Using these clever hints, you'll learn how to win the war against weeds, banish bad bugs, grow tasty fruits and vegetables, establish low-care lawns, create fantastic flower gardens, cook up terrific compost - and even attract birds, butterflies, and other beneficials. You'll find a treasure trove of ingenious tips including:
- turning metal curtain rods into dandelion diggers
- making mini-bird feeders out of orange and grapefruit rinds
- foiling slugs with strong coffee
Of course, in addition to all the smart ways to cash in without spending a lot of money, you'll discover how to save time in the garden--so you can afford to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.