Looking for a cheap and easy alternative to plastic sheet backing for moss poles? Look no further! In this DIY moss pole tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a DIY plastic-backed moss pole using a readily available material that is also FREE! Plastic sheeting for moss poles can be difficult to find, but I have a solution for you.
**What is a Plastic-Backed Moss Pole?**
A plastic-backed moss pole has several advantages. It keeps the moss pole moist for a longer period of time, promoting healthy root growth. It also helps to direct the roots downward, allowing for better plant growth and stability.
**Alternative to Plastic Sheet Backing**
If you’re having trouble finding plastic sheeting for your DIY moss pole, don’t worry! There is an alternative solution. Instead of using traditional plastic sheeting, you can repurpose thin sheets of plastic that are typically used as protective covers for spiral-bound documents. You can find these sheets for free at stores like Office Works in Australia, or similar stores in your country.
**Make Your Own Plastic-Backed Moss Pole**
To make a plastic-backed moss pole, start by gathering scraps of thin plastic sheeting. These scraps are usually thrown away, so you can ask for them for free. The size of the plastic sheet will depend on the width of your moss pole and the size of the wire mesh you’ll be using. Measure the width using a string or twine, and cut the plastic sheet accordingly.
**Thicken the Plastic Sheet**
Since the thin plastic sheet won’t provide as much support as traditional plastic sheeting, it’s important to thicken it. Layer multiple sheets together (around four or five layers) to create a firmer backing for your moss pole.
**Cutting and Assembling**
Once you have your plastic sheeting ready, align it with the wire mesh and cut it to the appropriate size. This will ensure that your moss pole looks just like the traditional plastic-backed ones. Attach the plastic sheeting to the wire mesh using cable ties or any other suitable method.
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Looking for an easy and cheap alternative to plastic sheet backing for moss poles? Look no further! Finding plastic sheeting for your DIY moss pole can be a pain! In this diy moss pole tutorial I show you an alternative. I show you how you can make a DIY plastic-backed moss pole using a readily available material that also happens to be FREE!
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“CHEAP and EASY alternative for Plastic Sheet Backed Moss Pole | The Leca Queen”
00:00:20 Advantages of plastic-backed moss pole
00:01:03 Plastic sheet alternative
00:03:37 How to use thin plastic sheet
00:03:58 Measuring out plastic sheets
00:05:39 Cutting plastic sheets
00:07:58 Making plastic sheet thicker
00:09:19 Making holes in the plastic sheeting moss pole tutorial
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