Bubble wrap: it’s the ultimate stress reliever and protector of all things fragile. While this plastic wonder is commonly used to ship packages, there are even more practical uses for these sheets around the house, particularly in your garden. That’s if you can keep yourself from popping all of the bubbles.
1. Protect container plants
After cutting the bubble wrap to size, wrap your container plant and tape it closed (or use string to secure it.) Just remember to take the wrap off when the weather warms up.
2. Use it as a mulch
3. Keep deer at bay
4. Wrap your tools
Keep blisters at bay by wrapping your garden tool handles with bubble wrap. The bubbles will provide cushion and protection against the rough wood handles so you’re fingers aren’t chafed after a day of yard work.
5. Protect your Strawberries
Bubble wrap can safely support your strawberries and encourage faster growing. Wacky Uses recommends cutting a hula hoop in half and wedging into the ground above the strawberries. Create a canopy with bubble wrap and tape. (The image below illustrates the concept, just swap out the linen for bubble wrap.)