Problem: Your backyard chickens (er - dogs, kids, husband's with weed-wackers) are ruining your backyard plantings. They are digging around and killing all those little seedlings.
Solution: Repurposed Dead Lilac Swags
Bonus: Less refuse on its way to the landfill from your garden. This has been a personal goal of mine for several years - reuse all the organic "trash" my yard seems to produce. Exception: Rose and Berry Brambles (difficult to handle) and terrible seedy weeds - they don't deserve compost heaven, burn them or dump them.
|Find a lilac snag, and a hiding spot to save a pile of them from year to year. No need to send them to the landfill anymore!|
|Lay them directly on the seeded bed. This is garlic coming up from last year (thus the mulch), but I've successfully used it with small seeds such as lettuce, spinach - anything I'm sowing directly.|
|The lilac lets all the sunlight and water in, but keeps those pesky hens out.|