The strong desire to be sustainable has led to an increase in the use of recycled materials in landscape design. Salvaging items and using them as part of your landscaping is a great way to lesson your impact on the environment.
Recycled ceiling tins and scrap corrugated metal were used to create this unique fence.
A salvaged window finds new life as a garden mirror.
Vintage ceiling tins were used to create the planters along the wall, while a reclaimed shipping pallet was used to fashion the tree box.
One of the easiest, and perhaps most fun, forms of upcycling for the garden is turning found items into plant containers. This can be as simple as taking an old wheelbarrow or wagon and adding some soil and plants. Other items that can be repurposed into unique landscape planters include coffee cans, toy dump trucks, antique watering cans, old tires, a free-standing bath tub, a drum, or rain gutters.
Stock tanks come in a variety of sizes and shapes. This one was used to create a pond full of thriving aquatic plants. Stock tanks can be found on Craigslist, at farm sales, in your local classifieds or at feed stores.
This funky outdoor bar was created using salvaged corrugated steel.