5. Repurposing Materials and DIY
While DIY has always been “trendy”, these days it could be considered the norm. The welcome rise of awareness regarding the impact of consumerism has many of us turning to our Google and Pinterest for ideas. Low maintenance garden ideas can look beautiful and be simple.
While there are countless tutorials out there, we’d like to offer some of our garden favorites:
- Re-purposed plant containers
- A clever gutter garden
- A letter holder turned succulent container
- Old wine cork plant markers
- Milk jug planters
- Soda bottle hanging garden
4. Windowsill Herb Gardens
Not to be confused with our vegetable tip earlier, this one is actually something that can be done on an incredibly underrated space- your windowsill.
Herbs grow pretty well in containers and require only minimal care. Herbs like rosemary, basil, mint, cilantro, thyme, and mint are the easiest to grow and are readily available from your local garden store.
Some herbs can be grown from cuttings as well. For example, mint and basil can root when placed in a glass of water.
Pro-tip: Make sure you place your herbs on a sunny windowsill, or else your herbs will not make it. A south-facing window that gets at least 6 hours of sun a day is best.
Also, keep your plants away from strong drafts. A lack of sun and exposure to cold air often leaves plants leggy, thin and unfortunately leaves them with little flavor.