Cardboard is one of those materials that arrive in our homes in the form of packaging of various sorts and we usually just throw it away. Before you do next time take a look at these ways that you can use this cardboard in your garden. Recycling is “saving the planet or something”, but why not if it helps the garden as well? These nine ideas range from composting, weed suppression to seed starting. I came across these ideas in an article on the Balcony Garden Web site.

If you love to recycle and have cardboards? don?t throw them, use them in your garden. Check out these DIY cardboard projects and ideas for the garden.

What do you do with cardboards? Throw them, that?s what they?re for? you might be saying! But have you ever wondered, cardboards can be useful? And, here are 9 great?DIY cardboard projects and ideas for the garden for you to look at.

1. Composting Cardboards

Cardboard compost


Using cardboard in compost is a rewarding experience that makes great use of boxes taking up space. However, wax-coated cardboards must be avoided. Shredded cardboard works best for composting. If you cannot shred it, just rip it into small pieces removing any tape or other plastic stuff in the process. Read this post to learn more on how to compost cardboard.

2. Cardboard to Suppress Weeds

cardboard weed barrier
If you are looking for any effective organic solution to stop weeds in the garden your search ends here? Using cardboard is one of the best ways to stop weeds. It is completely biodegradable and lasts for a season or two. First of all, trim the grasses or weeds to the ground level and then just lay down the cardboard pieces above those unwanted plants. Once done, soak the cardboard slightly with a garden hose and cover it with a thick layer of mulch or rock. Find out more details and?how to do it here.

3. DIY Cardboard Butterfly Garden Ornament

If you have a boring fence, these butterflies are the perfect way to jazz it up. These cardboard butterfly ornaments are easy to make and use a lot of household items you may already have on hand. Here is the tutorial.

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