We got married in our backyard last September and had a ton of wine, beer, root beer, and Mexi-Coke bottles (my favorites). I couldn’t bear to recycle them and knew I’d find something to do with them if I kept them for a while. Now that it’s Spring and the snow’s finally melted and the ground unfrozen, I decided to “plant them” and use them as edgers.
I made circle of them, buried upside down, around our peach tree. It was really easy. I picked a distance from the tree, just outside the mulch and weed barrier I currently had down and used my “tools” to measure out the radius from the tree trunk. I loosened the ground with a sharp spade, pushed them in as far as I could with my hands, and then used a rubber mallet to pound them in the rest of the way. Believe it or not, none of them broke in the process! Unfortunately, there was one casualty:
My spade broke soon after I started in on the wine bottle edger for around the fire pit. I was starting to get a blister on my palm, so I guess it was a good time to take a break, anyway. I was, however, pleasantly surprised when the pattern matched up perfectly at the end. Sheer luck!
Now, we have a pretty and inexpensive edger (about 15 cents a foot) that reminds us of our special day.