Sunday, July 17, 2011

Garden Frugality ~ Recycling Old Hoses

Don't toss out those old garden hoses!

Exercise your frugal wisdom and recycle them.

Here are some ways to repurpose them:

My favorite way to recycle old garden hoses is to poke holes to make a soaker hose or a really cheap sprinkler-type system.  Those soaker hoses can be expensive!  Don't forget to plug the end of the hose.

Cut the hose to a desired length and attach to the faucet for filling buckets.

Cut 1 to 2 foot pieces . . . thread onto wire or rope and use to stablize young trees on stakes. The hose helps to prevent damage on the trunk/bark of the tree.

Poke holes in the hose and plug the end of the hose . . . use as misters on patios.  Misters can be very expensive!

Cut about a 5-inch length, slit it lengthwise, wrap it around the handle of a bucket, and tape it closed with duct tape.  Makes an awesome grip for the bucket!

Slit the hose lengthwise, cut to size, to protect saw blades.


unikorna said...

Wow very ingenious, but the hose I am using is so poorly made that it won't even last one summer let alone years.
I really enjoy reading your postings :).

Gina Alfani said...

Thank you unikorna :)

Brenda said...

What great ideas! Thanks!

Gina Alfani said...

You are welcome Brenda . . . thanks for visiting :)

sstone said...

Some good ideas. We need a soaker hose, and we have an old hose. Lol, I would forget to plug the end, so thanks for mentioning it.:)