Can’t Go To The Garden Store? Bring It To You Instead!

Apr 09 2020
This post may include affiliate links Click here to read my Disclosure and Copyright or, for more information on how this website collects your data, click here to view my Privacy Policy. (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

I think this year people will probably be spending more time in their gardens (and gardening) like never before with or without a garden store available to them. Personally I was already excited about my gardens this year but never more than right now with all of this crazy stuff in the world going on. My own stores are still open (though restricted in how many people can be in them and the times their open etc.) and I’m thinking though I may be weeks away from planting I should probably get over there and get my seeds now!

Saying goodbye to summer, embracing cooler days, harvest, pickle, harvesting the last of my garden and preparing for winter with hay and pellets
(This is a contributed post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy)

Once upon a time, nobody would have imagined that working from home was so boring! Now, the monotony of everyday life is starting to grind you down. You’re not alone because your friends at are feeling it, too. Covid-19 is interrupting everybody’s regular scheduling programming, and no one knows when it will end.

But, sitting around doing nothing isn’t the answer, so it’s essential to find ways to occupy your time. If you have a garden, the warming weather means it’s the perfect place to spend the majority of your day. Once you’ve done a couple of DIY projects, you can sit back with a drink and enjoy your handiwork.

The problem you face is finding the materials. At times like this, you’ve got to be creative and think outside of the box. To help, here are four ways you can bring the garden store to your home.

Order Essentials Online

Leaving the house may not be on the cards, but online retailers are still trading. Yes, Craigslist and eBay class as remote businesses, which means they can deliver goods to your property. As long as they leave them outside and maintain a safe distance, there is nothing wrong with ordering gardening equipment via the internet. is a brilliant place to start because of the ‘Prime’ feature. With a free trial, you get access to next-day delivery services without having to pay extra. Of course, the prices could be out of your budget, meaning you need a site that offers quality products at low rates. has an array of gardening items that come with a discount included, so it’s an alternative if the traditional websites are too expensive.

The critical thing to remember is that you can get what you need online without having to leave your property.

Upcycle Coffee Pods

According to, coffee is the second most-consumed drink in the world behind tea. It’s the third, including water, so the odds are high that you or a loved one likes to kick start their day with a cup of Joe. Fancy machines let you enjoy a barista-standard brew by inserting pods that you throw in the garbage later.

A tip – don’t put them in the bin. Unbeknownst to most homeowners, coffee beans are excellent fertilizers. Add them to the soil in areas where flowers struggle to grow and you’ll see instant improvements. And, that’s not all used coffee pods are suitable for. points out that there are plenty of uses for pods, but the main one is to keep garden pests away from plants.

Sprinkle a little more around the perimeter of your flower beds and planters and slugs and snails won’t be able to undo your good work.

And Wine Bottles

Wine isn’t as popular as coffee, but you’ll definitely have a bottle or two lying around the house! Again, resist the urge to throw it away and try and upcycle it instead. On the face of it, it’s hard to see how it will work in your garden. However, empty wine bottles are perfect self-watering cans for planters and baskets.

The way it works is simple. Take a stake, or fashion one out of wood that is wide enough to hold the bottle in place. Then, fill it with water and place it into the soil with the lid-side facing downwards. Gradually, the water will start to seep out and keep the roots moist so that you don’t have to water the garden as much.

If you can pierce holes in the bottom, it will continue to do it without needing a refill as rainwater will top up the H2O.

Fashion Tool Storage From A Pallet

As the sun begins to set, you will call it a day and chuck your tools on the floor. Even if you take the time to pack them away in your shed, it’s not the most accessible of places. There is usually junk in a shed, which makes reaching your gardening equipment challenging.

The good news is that you can hang them from your fence with a wooden pallet. All you need to do is measure the wall and cut the wood down to size. The panels of the pallet will act as a natural hook for all your tools.

And, if the weather turns, you can cover them with a plastic sheet to prevent rust.

How is self-isolation going? Is your garden sparkling? Please leave your tips in the comment section!

I think this year people will probably be spending more time in their gardens (and gardening) like never before with or without a garden store available
(This is a contributed post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy)

Leave a Comment