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Growing a pretty garden doesn't have to cost a pretty penny. Learn how to create a low-cost garden using a little elbow grease, a lot of creativity, and this book.

Gardening on a Shoestring will ease the tension on any gardener's pocketbook, while inspiring them with fun, creative projects for upcycling, gardening ideas, tips, and alternative designs that will make gardening a pleasure … and an economical one, to boot!

By combining classic gardening skills with ultra-creative ideas, author Alex Mitchell teaches readers 100 ways to up-cycle their gardens by creating ingenious green-thumb DIY projects and grow lush gardens. From reusing common objects (such as tin cans, old potato sacks, and colanders) to revisiting basic garden techniques (growing from seed, for example), a garden's overall cost can drop dramatically. Thanks to photography, illustrations, and plenty of additional tips, this book has plenty of fodder for readers to create a better garden.

Included in Gardening on a Shoestring are outdoor furnishing projects, edible gardening information, and sage advice for garden upkeep. Examples of what you'll find include:

  • Vintage tin herb garden
  • Tapestry of succulents
  • Garden center shopping tips
  • Water-bottle watering system
  • Gardening stools from old tires
  • How to not spend a fortune online
  • . . . and much more!

Whether you're a new homeowner tackling the mortgage monster, a renter not wanting to leave permanent traces in your temporary home, or a cost-conscious gardener looking for a slew of creative tips, this book belongs on your bookshelf.

Category: Organic Gardening , DIY

Pages: 159

ISBN-10: 1-59186-671-5

ISBN-13: 978-1-59186-671-8

Item Number: 8974

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