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Upcycle yoga mats

By: Garden Gate staff
Give old yoga mats new life around the garden! The cushioned foam has several helpful uses.

Upcycle yoga mats

Instead of tossing out old worn and torn yoga mats, you can put them to good use in and around your garde. The mats work great for:


    • Laying flat over the vegetable garden, so there aren’t lots of weeds to pull when it’s time to plant in spring.
    • Protecting azaleas (Rhododendron spp. and hybrids) from strong winds — just drape them over old window screens, secure with clothespins and stake into the ground.
    • Covering unopened bags of mulch through the winter, to keep the plastic from getting damaged in the elements.
    • Folding up and using to kneel on cold, hard or wet ground.
    • Laying on top of snowy steps, to give dogs better footing when they go outdoors.

Published: Jan. 6, 2015
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