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INDIVIDUAL: Even cowboy boots can give plants a kick.
MCT photo INDIVIDUAL: Even cowboy boots can give plants a kick.

If you’re looking for a planter for your garden, a pair of old work boots can make a great fit.

Tough, weathered and sturdy, they can also add a personal, individual touch to any patio or lawn.

Jennifer McCarron, managing director of Animal & Garden House, said: “Instead of just throwing out your old work boots, why not turn them into outside planters?

“Work boots or rain boots work really well, not only because they are large but also because of their sturdiness.”

Drainage

You need two plants, some potting soil, a few small rocks and a drill, or a hammer and nails.

“The most important part of preparing the footwear is drilling holes to allow for drainage,” said Ms McCarron.

“Carefully use your drill to create small holes along the bottom of the shoe, a few inches apart.

“Then place a few rocks along the bottom to help the water drain out and to keep the holes from clogging.

“Next, pack in a layer of potting soil and then start planting.”

 

The Animal & Garden House, 3 Cemetery Road, Pembroke. Call 292-3705. See animalgardenhouse.com for more information about products, plus planting advice and tips.