Farm Equipment Lawn Art — hang and feed flowering baskets plus a giveaway! #hg101 #ad

I am continuing my sponsored post series with Pennington this morning and bringing you a great way to hang your flowering baskets outside plus reuse some old farm equipment at the same time.  A few days ago I showed you how I feed my landscaping with Pennington now I am going to show you the great product that Pennington makes for container plants.  But first lets talk about this farm equipment lawn art and how to make your own.  Oh and be sure to enter the giveaway for the $25 gift card at the bottom of this post. 

Turn old farm equipment into a way to hang your flowering baskets this summer!  A great project for any yard.  Plus enter to win a $25 gift card!

Again it was my welding hubby to the rescue on this one.  I have actually had this about 12 years.  Still looks great right?  All I do is use some spray paint on it every year or two.  It holds plants every year and looks great doing it.  Hubby took some hay rake teeth and ran them through a metal disc that he had drilled holes in.  This is key if you don’t want your rake teeth to break after a few years.  Then weld your rake teeth to a center post and the disc.  Paint black and you are ready to hang.

 

Turn old farm equipment into a way to hang your flowering baskets this summer!  A great project for any yard.  Plus enter to win a $25 gift card!
 
The ends of the teeth already have these great loops perfect for hanging baskets.  It takes six of the hay rake teeth to make the version that I have.  Around here you generally see these old rakes rusting in fields as they are obsolete.  Stop and ask a farmer if you can purchase a few of these for your project.  
Turn old farm equipment into a way to hang your flowering baskets this summer!  A great project for any yard.  Plus enter to win a $25 gift card!
 
Now for my tips on planting those coco lined baskets.  My first tip is very important y’all.  These types of baskets can dry out very quickly in the summer sun.  To keep more moisture in your baskets, use a couple of plastic grocery store bags to line your basket before you plant in them.  You can cover up the edges of the bag with dirt so you won’t even be able to see it.  But this little tip will save you time and money this summer when you don’t have to water as much — plus your plants stand a better chance of survival!  Win win right?  
Line your coco lined baskets with plastic bags before planting to help them retain moisture.  Cut your watering time and save your plants!
 
My next tip is to fertilize your plants when you put them into your baskets.  Looking for an organic alternative this year?  Alaska® Fish and Kelp Fertilizers are highly effective, natural organic alternatives to synthetic fertilizers. Nutrient rich fish and kelp plant food enrich soil, and enhance the strength and vigor of plants.  An essential building block for healthy soil, it stimulates micro-organisms to build soil content. It doesn’t cause your plants to “burn” or become dried out to a point where plants are unable to recover.  You gotta love that right?  There is an odor y’all…I am not going to lie.  But just look at those flowers!  I think it is well worth it!
Turn old farm equipment into a way to hang your flowering baskets this summer!  A great project for any yard.  Plus enter to win a $25 gift card!
 
I hope you have enjoyed this farm equipment lawn art.  Maybe you can talk your hubby into making one for you?  Or ladies you can grab a welder and make this one for yourselves?  Well I can’t…but maybe you can? Y’all enjoy!  Now for a giveaway!
Turn old farm equipment into a way to hang your flowering baskets this summer!  A great project for any yard.  Plus enter to win a $25 gift card!

Enter to win a $25 American Express gift card in the rafflecopter widget below.  You must be a US resident and 18 years old or older to enter.  Void where prohibited.  Prize is provided and shipped by a third party and not The Country Chic Cottage.

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Comments

  1. says

    How cute! I want one of these for yard. It’s the perfect way to grow flowers and add landscaping without having to actually be down on your knees in the dirt. I am definitely a lover of hanging plants and things like planter boxes that are off the ground.

  2. says

    I LOVE how those baskets hang, and the tip with the plastic bags! I can’t wait to try it out on the hanging baskets I get this year!:)

  3. says

    Great idea for the “faux shepherds hooks”. We live out in rural area so I’ll just have to stop some day to ask a rancher if they have any of those hay rakes. Should they grow their own out here (western CO). Glad you shared this.

  4. says

    I love this idea and we have lots of old rake teeth in the garage. The added plus is it will give hubby some more practice with the welder. Thank you so very much for the idea!
    Rita

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