What do you do with all of the leftover scraps of wood? After working on projects I usually send the scraps to the firepit. But, not this time. I collected the leftover pieces from the faux brick project and headed to the garden.
Those little pieces make great garden markers. Why buy garden markers when I have a slew of scraps from projects?
After the garden was prepped for planting, thanks to my Dad, I headed to my scrap pile to collect as many pieces I could find.
If the dirt is really dry or hard you could always cut the tips of the pieces to a point to make it easy to pound in. My Dad rota tillered the garden for planting making it easy to drive in the pieces without having a tip.
The scraps leftover from the faux brick project were the perfect size for garden markers.
The pieces were pounded into the garden and then the string was strung between the pieces.
Instant garden markers for free. Why not?
I could get a little more creative by stamping the name of the planted crop but, I’m switching things up in a few months. So this year due to all the rain and crazy cold temperatures were going to keep it simple.
Maybe next year I’ll stamp my markers. I’ll just add that to my to-do list for next year.
Remember my pallet garden from a couple years ago? It’s still hanging in there.
The pallet garden is in need of some repair due to weed removal. I used the sides for leverage to remove the mammoth weeds. They were huge! The only way to remove them was to dig them out. Boy, did they put up one heck of a fight? I won but not without a casualty, poor garden.
Boy, did they put up one heck of a fight? I won but not without a casualty, poor garden.
The poor injured but still together raised garden became my strawberry garden this year. It’s now home to 36 strawberry plants. Oh, how I love strawberries. I can almost taste them.
I also added a new flowerbed. As you can see, Ozzy is enjoying the outdoors under our large shade tree. He’s quite fond of the new flowerbed. He loves to hang out in the hosta garden.
This is just the start of my outdoor projects this year. I have a large project in the works that I can’t wait to share with you.
So stay tuned for more outdoor projects, pallet projects, and maybe a few indoor projects too.
Thanks for stopping by!
This project was shared with a few amazing parties.