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7 DIY Projects for a Better Garden

By Just Heather |


We didn’t get our garden going last year at all, and my grocery budget felt it all summer! After the initial investment when we first moved into our home, it has kept our expenses down while still allowing our family to eat fresh, healthy foods.

This year, we’re tackling a few extra projects that will make the process easier throughout the summer. With just a small investment — of time and money — gardening will be fun, frugal, and practically effortless.

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DIY Projects for Gardening

Rain Water Barrel

A rain collection barrel is top of my list for this year's garden. This project, made out of a garbage can, looks simple, should be inexpensive, and will save so much money on water bills through the gardening season.
Photo and tutorial via Beach Brights

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About Just Heather

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Just Heather

Heather Sokol babbles about shoes, cocktails, and, mostly, her family. She and her geeky husband are raising four kids and losing sanity daily. They live their gluten free life on a budget while Heather shares her deals, tips and coupon savvy. Read more on her blog Just HeatherTwitter or Pinterest. Read bio and latest posts → Read Heather's latest posts →

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4 thoughts on “7 DIY Projects for a Better Garden

  1. Beth says:

    But how does the hose get pressure to spray?

  2. Irene says:

    The weight of the water will force it out of the hose. The fuller the barrel the harder it sprays.

  3. Natalie says:

    I disagree, we have a pump from a lake behind our house and the pressure will never be enough to power the sprayer, BUT even just using it to water your grass would save $.

  4. canucanoe2 says:

    Sorry Natalie, but you are wrong. If the Barrel is full there is quite a bit of what they call “head pressure”. That is the pressure created by the weight of the water. Water weighs almost 8 lbs per gallon so a 55 gallon drum has quite a bit of pressure behind it if your outlet is at the bottom as shown in the picture.

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