Rather than buy mulch each year, planting something called a "living mulch" works well to prevent weeds. The plants help choke out weeds while also providing fruit and beauty to your garden. I love the texture and shape of their green leaves, as well as the beautiful white flowers! Once the red berries start ripening, it makes for a beautiful addition!
This was a great way to add privacy to a small yard, as well as a deep planting space. The first year this planter was used for cucumbers and nasturtium. The nasturtium overflowed out of the front of the planter. The second year, hardy kiwi grew up the planter and carrots THRIVED in the front.
Looking for cute gift ideas on a small budget? These tiny planters were perfect gifts. The DIY trellis is made of twigs and the planter was filled with plants that were overflowing in the garden! This is a great use for extra lambs ear, thyme, and other plants that might be reproducing beyond the capacity of your garden!
Frogs and toads are wonderful for your garden. They eat lots of insects such as mosquitoes, slugs, and beetles. They’re also super fun for children to observe and touch and bring music to your summer nights. So, let’s help them out a little bit by building some frog habitats in our gardens and yards.
Excess rainwater can cause BIG problems for your home and garden. Learn how to plant a budget-friendly garden, and create a path that can cut down on mud and soak up excess water. Create a rain garden with "thirsty" plants that will help manage the extra water!
Attracting beneficial wildlife to your garden is a great way to help control pests and grow a bigger harvest. Use these diy frugal projects to attract frogs and toads, ladybugs, bees, and other pollinators.
Composting will save you a LOT of money in the garden. It creates an amazing fertilizer for your plants and reduces how much you spend on garbage bags (and pickup, if you pay by the bag). But many people think composting requires EXPENSIVE turning bins- those are, in my opinion, the hardest way to compost! You can simply create a pile in the corner of your garden or bury your compost throughout your garden. It's VERY easy and FREE.
Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
Danielle lives in Maryland with her three young sons and her husband, Brandon. In her spare time, she gardens, reads, horseback rides, and has a small homestead with goats and ducks. Visit her shop to buy patterns or her sewing eBooks. Subscribe to her newsletter to get blog updates, free patterns and other printables by clicking here.