I don’t know about you, but where I live we are barely getting any rain this summer. This means I’m out watering my garden pretty much every day. This also means I’m impatiently doing it as quickly as I can. On a few occasions I’ve yanked the hose around the corners of my landscaping causing damage to my plants. And like they say, haste makes waste. So, I just installed hose guides to keep my hose from strangling my plants.
Of course, you know me; I didn’t buy hose guides. I made them thanks to a crib my husband garbage picked. For this post, I’m just using the bottom of the crib that supports the mattress.
As a side note, I have upcycled every part of this crib ike the Native Americans used the buffalo they hunted. I’ll share more crib pieces in the future.
Here is how to use a crib to make hose guides:
3. To make it more decorative, screw in a curtain rod finial. I just happen to have 2 from the “big boy bedroom” renovation I did for my son. The screw thread is not a perfect match, but good enough that I could secure the two pieces together.
4. Repeat this process any place your landscaping corners. Please do not put hose guides under a tree that I child would climb – super dangerous!
I’d love to hear other suggestions you may have instead of using finials!
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