Application of PET packaging at the dacha
The main advantage of plastic packaging is the lack of cost. In addition, PET is light, plastic, resistant to weathering and UV radiation, perfectly amenable to processing. A plastic bottle filled with water withstands tremendous external pressure and can act as a heat accumulator. And most importantly: in any variations, all plastic containers have a threaded section and a lid. And this is very important for any master to do, which will help to fasten products if the need arises. Consider several options for using plastic packaging in the garden.
Plastic bottles for watering the garden
The first thing for which you can use ready-made PET containers - for irrigation. Irrigation of the site is generally a sore point for most summer residents, especially for those who receive water on a schedule or visit a country site exclusively on weekends. In such a situation, useless plastic bottles will help, which will help to create a watering system for the entire site without any financial costs. Consider three easy-to-implement options for creating a drip irrigation system based on plastic bottles of various capacities.
Simple Bottom Irrigation System
- PET capacity of 2 liters of the calculation, one bottle - one plant.
- foam rubber (any trimming).
In each container, pour water at 4/5 of the volume. Insert a piece of foam rubber in the neck, instead of a cork. Put the bottle under the plant so that the neck is in close proximity to the root of the plant. As you empty, just add water to the tank.
Dig such a container vertically (with your neck down) near each plant and fill it with water. Such a stationary root irrigation system requires only timely filling with water.
Suspended irrigation system
Now it is necessary to build a support. On the different ends of the bed should be dredged, on top of which put a jumper (rail, timber). Suspend the filled containers with the neck down to the upper crossbar.
To prevent water from eroding the ground, the place where water drops fall should be mulched.
- the soil is moistened directly in the root zone of the plant;
- irrigation is done with water heated by the sun;
- possibility of adding fertilizer directly to the water;
- variability of application.
But the most important advantage of such irrigation is that it does not require the presence of a person.
Agricultural technology with the use of PET bottles
Any capacity can be used for growing greens. The main thing is to ensure timely watering and avoid stagnation of water in the lower part of the tank. This can be done by creating a vertical garden of plastic bottles, which does not take up much space, but will decorate your fence, balcony fence, wall of the house.
Vertical garden with horizontal bottle fastening
- PET bottles with a capacity of 2 -5 l;
- soft wire.
The bottle is cut 1/3 of the side. Cork screwed on the neck. On the opposite side of the cut with an awl (nail, drill), a mass of drainage holes is made.
Bottles are filled with a substrate, inside of which plant seedlings or seeds are located. Soft wire improvised pot is attached to a vertical surface. Mount the remaining containers can be done under each other or in a checkerboard pattern.
Garden of vertically installed PET tanks
- 1-3 l PET bottles
- ½ inch rubber or silicone hose.
- a section of sewer pipe with plugs, diameter - at the discretion of the owner.
Bottles are cut in about half. The upper part will go to the creation of a vertical garden, the lower part will be used in the creation of jewelry, which will be discussed below. The tops of the bottles are attached to each other neck down. A hose with holes for watering is laid through each vertical row. Free space is filled with earth or substrate. The upper part of the hose is fixed in the outflow with the help of necks and stoppers from plastic bottles.
PET bottles for decorating the dacha
Due to its properties, plastic packaging has been successfully used by our summer residents for a long time to create a garden decor. Next, we consider several examples of the successful use of plastic bottles of various sizes in decorating the garden.
Fencing beds and flower beds
You can go in a simpler way: do not dig in the picket fence elements, but fasten them together with scotch tape.
The design is simply placed on the grass delineating the boundaries of flower beds or beds.
- leveling the soil.
- covered with a layer of wet sand, layer thickness 70-100 mm.
Flowers from PET bottles
From the narrowing part of the bottle you can create beautiful flowers that will be used to create bouquets, decorating handicrafts for home and garden.
Cut the neck along, forming six petals. Round each with scissors. Melt the edges of the petals over an open flame, to give them volume. The inside of the flower can be cut out of plastic of a different color. We glue (sew) the construction with the help of polymer glue or thin wire.
Figures of animals to decorate the garden
Bunny is simple:
- in the tapered part, two cuts under the “ears” are made;
- The ears themselves are cut from a plastic bottle.
The design is assembled with glue.
Household supplies from plastic bottles
What can be useful in the economy of the domestic gardeners, gardeners? Brooms, dustpans, pest traps, sinks, various containers for storing small items. But the simple rope is recognized by most summer residents as one of the most functional and useful materials in the household.
PET bottle rope
- office knife blades;
- 4-8 metal washers with an outer diameter of 25-30 mm and a thickness of 2 mm;
- 2 bolts with nuts, diameter 4-6 mm, length 40-50 mm;
- board (piece of plywood, chipboard), 16-25 mm thick.
We collect the design. In the board we drill through holes for bolts. Washers will be put on them. The distance between the bolts should be such that a distance between the washers is equal to half the diameter of the washer. Now install the washers on the bolts. The height of the "pyramid" from the stand will correspond to the width of the tape. Put the blade on the top washer, cover it with a washer, fix with nuts.
To get the tape, cut off the bottom of the bottle (it is useful for making garden decor), push the edge of the bottle between the blade and the stand.
Options for the use of rope from plastic bottles mass. Durable and lightweight tape is used by domestic gardeners for garter vegetables, trees, creating supports for climbing plants, weaving furniture, braiding handles of garden tools, etc. A special feature of this tape is shrinkage when exposed to high temperature. When heated, the PET tape assembly is self-tapping!
- 7 PET bottles, 2 l;
- spade handle;
- two screws (nails);
- awl, scissors, knife.
In six bottles, cut the neck and bottom. Cut the strips on each piece with scissors, not reaching the top edge of 5-6 cm. The width of the strip is 0.5 cm. Cut off the bottom from the intact container (do not touch the neck!). Next, repeat the operation, similar to the previous blanks.
Broom plastic bottles ready for use. The whole process is shown in detail in the figure.
Scoop of plastic containers
Cut strictly along the line using a stationery knife. Such a scoop of plastic canister will last long enough.
The simplest washstand
You can wash your hands by unscrewing the cork a little so that water flows through the loose connection.
Containers for storing small items
If you use plastic containers from household chemicals or machine oil, then you can assemble a whole chest of drawers for storing small things in a similar way.
Cut off the tapering part of the plastic bottle, turn it over and insert it into the rest of the neck down. You can use sugar syrup as bait. If you add a bit of yeast, you can get rid of not only flies and ants, but also wild wasps.
The simplest weather vane from PET bottles will help scare the birds away from fresh crops, and drive out of the mole area.
The simplest design: cut and bend the side portions of the tank in the form of blades. We put the resulting product on a thick wire or stick. The wind rotates the vane. Vibration is transmitted along the guide, which (according to experts' assurances) moles do not like and birds are afraid.
They are not made difficult: it is enough to cut the windows in the side of five-liter plastic bottles. The handle is useful in order to hang the feeder on a branch.
Such facilities have many advantages, of which the main thing is low cost. PET is much stronger than polyethylene film and much cheaper than traditional polycarbonate. The construction of plastic bottles turns out to be warm and light. It can always be repaired by simply replacing the damaged item.
There are two technologies for the construction of greenhouses and arbors:
Next, consider the process of creating greenhouses from whole plastic bottles.
Almost any material is suitable for its creation.
- Metal profile - durable and durable, but expensive.
- Wood is affordable and easy to process, but short-lived.
- PVC pipes are a great option if you already have enough pipes and fittings that you don’t need to buy.
In any case, if you decide to make greenhouses from plastic bottles with your own hands, then make the frame of the most accessible material for you.
It should be understood: the metal frame will require the creation of a capital foundation, which significantly increases the cost of the project. The supporting structure made of PVC pipes does not need a foundation, but requires strengthening to withstand wind gusts.
As a building material for enclosing structures, it is better to use identical PET bottles, with a capacity of 2 liters from which to remove the label.
For a greenhouse, the size of 1.5 to 2.5 may require from 400 to 600 PET elements.
A greenhouse is assembled from items that are recruited from PET bottles. Each construction element (bottle) is cut off the bottom. Then the elements are stacked on top of each other, creating an improvised “plastic log”. To fasten this element through the middle of the cord is pulled or rail. The finished block is vertically fixed to the frame. The construction process continues until the complete filling of the frame: in this way the walls are gathered and the roof overlaps.
Builds from plastic bottles
After installation, without a solution, only the necks of the building elements remain. For additional fastening builders recommend tying the neck between them, creating a kind of plaster grid. Now it remains to carefully plaster the walls, hiding the material that was used for construction.
This publication gave answers to the question of how plastic bottles can be used on the farm. In fact, a new application for this material is found every day, which is good news for any normal person, because plastic is practically not recycled due to low profitability. By giving "second life" to PET containers, we clean the planet from debris, which is simply buried in landfills or disposed of in incinerators, poisoning the environment.