Quick And Cheap Things For Home & Garden Improvements

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There are a lot of simple things that you can do for your home & garden. They will add up to nice improvements. Maybe you want more plants in your garden. You may wish to change the landscape. Do you need some place to keep your mower out of the weather? Perhaps you are looking for an inexpensive way to support all of your tomato plants. These are all simple and inexpensive things that you may do.

Tomato support

Do you plan to have your own tomatoes this year? Here is a simple and inexpensive method for making your own tomato cages. It will be less expensive than buying a lot of tomato stakes. You may already have the necessary materials.

Maybe you have some fencing left in your shed. Use this to make the cages. You may not have extra fencing. You will have to purchase some cheap fencing locally. You will not a lot of fencing to make several tomato cages.

Cut your fencing into small sections. You will be making them into cylinders. A foot in diameter may be fine. You may want a little larger, however. If you use the metric system, one foot is close to 32 centimeters. After you make the cylinders, put them over your plants. You might be able to drive small stakes or things to hold them to the ground. You can make smaller cages to protect and support other plants.

Cats and wildlife may be very hard on plants, sometimes. Consider small cages for their protection. It will also help to support them. Make cylinders a foot high or so. This depends on the plant height. Snip the bottom ring from the cylinder. Leave the sides to stick into the ground. You will not require additional support, when you do this. This should be good protection for your flowers and plants.

Mower protection

The fencing can work to protect your mower also. This will work well for smaller, push-type mowers. Use some fencing. It helps to have two fence posts. You may wish to have tall fencing, if possible. Come out a few feet from a fence that is already in use. Make the area about 3 feet or one meter wide. Drive the fence post at the ends. You can also place fencing across the top of your new structure. This will support the roof. A small tarp will work for a roof. You can attach it with rope or bungee cord. It is not a perfect or fancy shelter. However, it should keep your mower safe and dry. It may be best to use this for a temporary protection until you get something like a shed.


You can find many inexpensive and simple things to do to improve your home & garden. You can make use of fencing to support your plants. It can also be used to protect things like lawn mowers. These things do not require a great deal of skill or talent. Most anyone can do them.