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Burlap ~ A Thrifty Container Liner

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Container planting baskets and hayracks are such lovely garden accents, but have you seen how much the replacement liners cost? Ours had lasted about five years but were finally too tattered to look good or hold the soil in the container any more. Coco-fiber replacement liners were twenty dollars or more apiece! So I turned to burlap to get that same great natural look for a fraction of the price!

To see more: http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/burlap-a-thrifty-container-liner/

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  • Susan From New Brunswick Canada,
    Susan From New Brunswick Canada, Canada
    on Mar 29, 2014

    wow, love that, will change my this summer, they are looking pretty tattered. Thanks for sharing.

    • Barb Rosen
      Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
      on Mar 29, 2014

      @Susan From New Brunswick Canada, ~ be sure to read my post about moisture and the burlap to male yours last longer!

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Mar 29, 2014

    Barb, aren't you the resourceful one! And I love the natural look.

    • Barb Rosen
      Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
      on Mar 29, 2014

      @Douglas Hunt ~ and there I don't hold back : )

  • Michele Eures
    Michele Eures Conowingo, MD
    on Mar 29, 2014

    Oh what a wonderful idea! I also can now use some of the planters I have that I have a hard time finding the right shape of coco liner for. Thanks so much!

    • Barb Rosen
      Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
      on Mar 29, 2014

      @Michele Eures ~ make sure to read my post, the burlap liner lasts longer if there is something between it and the soil!

  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    on Mar 30, 2014

    @Carol gangemi ~ here's what we can do with your old planters!

  • Dee
    Dee Independence, IA
    on Mar 30, 2014

    Barb a diaper is what i plan on using in my pots this year. They hold water and i hope not to have to come home to a basket that has gone down. just cut slits in the bottom for drainage. wont help save the burlap but im sure cheaper then water crystals.

    • Barb Rosen
      Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
      on Mar 30, 2014

      @Dee ~ actually, if the basket is lined with burlap and then the diapers it might be just perfect , a great look and water retentive too! I haven't tried the diaper trick yet, might have to swipe some diapers from our niece!

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