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Wading Pool For Yard Waste

This tip needs a small to medium child's wading pool, either new or used. You can reuse the pool as a leaf or garden disposing vehicle. It can carry a multitude of garden or lawn refuse and will not leave wheel marks on your lawn. It is so easy to pull toward that compost area and is easily dumped.

Drill two holes the diameter size of a piece of rope on the side rim of the pool. I use 10 to 12 feet of nylon rope as it is strong as a pulling handle and a washer on either side of the inserted rope hole to keep plastic strong. Knot the rope on the inside of the pool to provide a pulling handle. Drill a few small holes in pool for drainage if you leave the pool outside.

A great useful idea to recycle a plastic wading pool.

By Edna from West Bath, Maine


Wading Pool For Yard Waste

This works really great and I've had mine in use for at least 5 yrs.
The pool is very strong and easy to handle. This was an original idea from Edna many years ago. (01/12/2007)


Wading Pool For Yard Waste

USE THE WADING POOL AS IS to fertilize all your pot plants of similar size AT THE SAME TIME> Just mix up a large batch of fertilizer/water in the pool, mixing well, then set all the plants in the pool for several hours. The water/fert. mix level will go down drastically as the plants all get their feeding as they sit, while you have washed the patio, raked leaves, and taken a rest.


I got this idea from an old gardener selling his plants at a flea market once. It works VERY well for many plants at a time. Save any leftovers in a few plastic gallon jugs in a cool place or garage until next time needed, noting how much NOT to make the next time you begin to make up the mix. God bless those wading pools. (01/27/2007)

By Lynda

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