My husband bought some stakes at the hardware store when we first installed our drip-irrigation system for our garden. I looked at the package and saw what looked like pieces of the wire hangers you get at the dry cleaner’s. Why not make them ourselves and save a few bucks?
Step #1: Next
- To transform wire hangers into hooks, you need wire hangers, wire cutters and pliers.
Step #2: Next
- Unwind the neck of the hanger. The original hook of the hanger serves as stake #1. Cut around the hanger. I was able to get two stakes at the neck, one at each of the corners, and then one straight piece along the bottom (shown here with a bend already).
Step #3: Next
- For the one straight section from the long bottom of the hanger, you'll need to add a bend using pliers starting around 2/3 to 4/5 of the way down the straight part.
Step #4: Next
- Stick the stakes into the ground to keep your irrigation tubing in place.
- You can use them all over the garden. When I went to take pics of these today, I see that the one that had some kind of yellow-greenish coating (left, on the white tubing) is doing much better in the elements than the one without (the one on the right holding down the black hose is rusting).