For many years, individuals have used plastic piping to water their lawns, gardens, and flower beds. But the utility of your average household PVC pipe goes much farther than that. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly DIY project to spruce up your garden, explore these projects from the Pinterest-inspired plumbers at Roto-Rooter.
A regular sprinkler system isn't always the best setup for a vegetable garden. It is better to water the vegetables at their roots, ensuring water delivery right to the soil, rather than sprinkling them. In addition, tilling a garden can end up in accidental damage to pipes that are just under the surface. Yet, dragging a hose to each plant can be cumbersome and time-consuming. A great solution is a drip system made from PVC. With the following steps, you can make an effective drip system:
If you have chronic dry spots in your yard, you can use PVC pipes to create a sprinkling system that will entertain children while watering that area. With a little creativity and a drill, you can design a structure that shoots out water for children to play in. It can be an elaborate obstacle course or a simple set of pipes set on the ground. You get your yard watered while your children get hours of entertainment on a hot summer day.
Larger PVC pipes can be used to help you organize your gardening tools and supplies. Go to the plumbing section of your local hardware store and buy pipes large enough to hold your trowel, three-pronged fork, etc. Cut the pipes any length you desire and glue them together. If you want the storage bins to stand against a wall, design a structure with a solid base. On the other hand, if you are going to mount the bins on a wall you can be creative with your design.