General garden maintenance involves pruning and cutting back plants and shrubs which results in piles of stems and twigs that have to be dealt with. While some may be suitable for the compost bin others will need an alternative means of disposal. In fact it is often possible to use many of the sticks cut from shrubs as supports for flowers in the border. This article by Tanya Anderson which I found on the Lovely Greens website suggests more imaginative ways of using your sticks and twigs.
Creative garden features you can DIY for free
You can spend a fortune kitting out your garden with edging, artwork, plant supports, and other garden features. Fortunately, there?s a lot of projects that you can DIY. Better yet, you can do-it-yourself?with free materials like sticks and branches.
When you?re next pruning your trees, bushes, grapevines, or raspberry canes, set the pieces aside for some of these projects. If you have willow growing on your land even better since it can be used to create all sorts of attractive and useful features for the garden.
Obelisk made with Sticks & Branches
susan albright lifestyle design
Natural Wood Raised Garden Bed
Willow Sweet Pea Arch
Empress of Dirt
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