9 Fun Ways to Use Old Tires in Your Garden Space

Have you been using old tires in or around your garden?

Are you interested in upcycling scrap items around your property?

Either way, many people have created some cute ideas on how to use old tires in their garden as décor or for gardening purposes.

I’ve scoured the internet and put these ideas together in one convenient location.

Hopefully these ideas will inspire you in your own garden:

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1. The DIY Tire Planter

Do you have an old tire which is getting in the way? Paint the tire, hang it from a tree, and plant flowers in it.

The flowers will drape outside of the tire and become a beautiful centerpiece in your yard or garden. It’s inexpensive and eye-catching.

2. Tire Wishing Well Planters

If you have a stack of old tires, leave them stacked. You can paint them a fun color, add markings to make them look like bricks, and fill them with dirt.

Add a top, which looks like the top of a wishing well, and place them in your yard or garden. You can use old tires to make a wishing well unique to your garden.

Try these paint pens to create your brick design. 

3. DIY Toadstools

Need a comfy place to sit in your garden? This seat could be used as a place to hang out and enjoy the beauty or as a place to rest after working in your garden.

Either way, you can make these adorable seats from old tires. They’ll fit in perfectly to the garden setting and be functional, too.

4. Stacked Tire Garden

If you have a multitude of old tires, paint them, and stack them in a unique way. Once they’re arranged, fill the tires with dirt.

From there, you can fill them with a variety of plants. It’s an easy and inexpensive make-shift garden space by using what you already have.

5. Tire Steps

Do you need steps to get to or from your garden? You can use old tires to create some. This idea buries them in the ground.

The tires are filled with mulch or soil to avoid twisting an ankle when using them. From there, you space them as you would any steps.

6. The Fancy DIY Tire Planter

This idea takes planting in a tire one step further than most. They show you how to make the rim of a tire flexible.

From there you can give the planter a fancy edge. This gives the planter a unique look which would add to any patio or garden.

Looking for easy-to-grow crops to plant in your tire projects? Check out this video for helpful tips! 

7. The Tire Teacup Planter

This is such a cute and frugal way to create a unique planter to showcase your gorgeous flowers or crops.

Stack tires, paint them, use part of the tire to construct a handle, and you have a teacup made of tires. Fill the planter with dirt, and you’re ready to start growing.

8. Tire Plant Stands

Whether you have one tire or many, you can create these unique tire plant stands. You’ll add wooden legs to the bottom of a tire.

From there, secure the tire to the legs. You should have a tripod at this point. After the tripod planter is complete, fill the tire with dirt, place the planter, and begin growing inside it.

Check out these seeds for a variety of flowers to grow in your plant stands! Need more tips on creating frugal and gorgeous planters? Get tips here!

9. DIY Ladybug Planter

Would you like to use old tires to create a gorgeous (and functional) piece of yard art? Check out this tutorial on creating a ladybug planter from old tires.

It’s a cute idea which allows you to upcycle unused items. Plus, it’s eye-catching and something sure to add a little pizazz to your garden.

You now have 9 different ways to utilize old tires in or around your garden. This is a great way to use what you have while also creating a unique space.

Now it’s time to take what you’ve learned and apply it. Collect and use old tires to get creative and begin making your garden space your own.  

Interested in using old tires for raised beds? Check out this tutorial!

5 Effortless Steps to Use Old Tires in Your Garden

Do you need grow-space but are short on time and money?

I’ve been there. Gardening is a necessity for some, when you’re trying to live within your means or save money each month.

It’s important to use what you have available, educate yourself about the frugal gardening methods, and learn which crops are easiest to grow.

One way I made gardening affordable was to use what I already had available. I’m sure you’ve seen people garden in old chairs, toilets, or even buckets.

Have you tried to use old tires to create a garden?

There are many ways to go about it. Here’s how I use tires as raised beds in my garden:

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1. Locate Old Tires

I use old tires as part of my herb garden. It allows me to separate some of the herbs which have a reputation for taking over their grow space.

Therefore, I plant them in the tires to make sure they don’t take over whole raised beds. I’m able to do this because I located old tires.

You may be able to find them at a junkyard, through social media, or around your own property. If you live on a farm, you may be surprised what’s been left there.

I was fortunate to have an entire stack of old tires on a part of our farm that hadn’t been used in years. We hauled them up to the front of the property with a tractor, and I put them to work.

If you don’t live on a farm, don’t lose hope. Old tires aren’t difficult to come by in most places.  

2. Become an Architect

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When gardening with old tires, you may still want them to appear nicely in your garden or yard. You should figure out where you’re going to place them and how they should look.

In my case, I placed them alongside larger raised beds. They work well for us, and it gives our farm a uniform look.

This part is completely up to you. Decide if you want to stack them, line them up, make them into a neat design, or place them sporadically around your property.

3. Channel Your Inner Artist

Once you have the tires placed where you’re going to use them, you may want to decorate them. I’ll be honest, our farm keeps me pretty busy.

Therefore, I didn’t take the time to paint them. If you want your tires to look better, you could apply a layer of paint.

This is a great way to add some color to your gardening area.

4. Play in the Dirt

After your tires are placed and decorated, it’s time to add the dirt. Use any quality soil you have and pour it in the center of the tire.

 I should mention here, you’re growing only in the rubber portion. The wheel should be removed. This provides more grow-space.

After the tire is filled with quality dirt, it’s time to plant your seeds or seedlings. Care for them as you would in any container garden.

Check out this germination mat to help get your garden started!

5. Uses

You may be wondering what you can grow inside a tire. Here are a few suggestions to help you use old tires you have on hand:

·       Mint

·       Lavender

·       Basil

·       Cilantro

·       Chives

·       Parsley

·       Tomatoes

·       Peppers

·       Squash

·       Cucumbers

·       Green beans

·       Small flowers

Hopefully, these tips help you use old tires which are available to you. They’re great for growing vertically or sporadically around your property.

By using what you have on hand and planting a few easy crops, you could be gardening on a budget in no time flat.

Good luck to you and your gardening efforts.