Dirt on a Dime

If you’ve ever lived in a new development, you know the pains associated with the dust, construction and self-landscaping of a new home. We’ve been in our house for a year and a half now, but this is the first summer our yard has been leveled and ready to grow go.You’ll also know how pricy all those sod, rocks and trees can be. Which brings me to my latest post: dirt on a dime.

We recently got a new room-mate who is crazy about gardening, but only for free. She’s pointed out the plethora of available materials being thrown out every day with the construction. If you time it right, there is perfectly good wood, planters and rock for the taking. So all of you diy-ers – don’t be shy! Be sure to check out the local wood bins. You never know what you might find.

Some projects we’ve started through scrounging:

Pumpkin Planters

Tomato/Bean Supports

Corn Bed


I’ll be sure to update you as our projects take shape, but the above picture is from today. With some leftover 4×4, stain we had lying around and potting soil, our front yard is finally looking acceptable.


This entry was published on May 27, 2014 at 4:31 am and is filed under DIY Projects, Gardening. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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