I have a thing.
For pink plastic flamingos.
Some consider them tacky.
I consider them fun.
And the perfect symbol of summer.
Since I have a deep love for this plastic being, Grunt Labor decided we should make a pink flamingo sprinkler.
But the really cool thing about it is that its not only a sprinkler, but also feeds your plants at the same time.
Isn’t that just the most fun sprinkler you ever did see?
I thought you would agree.
To make your own sprinkler & plant feeder, you will need:
- Plastic Pink Flamingo
- Miracle-Gro® Liqua Feed® Universal Feeder
- Small piece of 1/2″ PVC pipe
- 1/2″ male adapter with threads PVC pipe on one end and female adapter on other end
- Female adapter with threads PVC pipe
- Strong & Waterproof Glue (I used Gorilla Glue)
- Pipe Glue
- Drill, Small Drill Bit, 1/2″ spade drill bit
Using a 1/2″ spade drill bit, drill an opening into the bottom of the flamingo.
Be careful not to push too hard, or you may crack the flamingo. Let the drill do the work.
Connect your piping and place it in the flamingo.
Using pipe glue, glue a small piece (about 2 inches) of the 1/2″ pipe into the female end of the male adapter. You can put waterproof caulk around this area if you wish.
Cover the area around the pipe really well with a strong and waterproof glue.
Let this all dry for a couple of days.
To make your sprinkler feed your plants as well, hook up the Miracle-Gro® Liqua Feed® Universal Feeder.
All you do is screw the universal feeder onto the bottom of your water spigot and place the bottle of Miracle-Gro® LiqiaFeed® All-Purpose Plant Food in the feeder.
You can switch between watering and feeding by turning the switch on the right to feed or water. It can connect to any watering device to feed as you water. My favorite thing about it is that there is no mixing required – I am always worried I will over or under-mix the plant food.
After you have given your flamingo plenty of time to dry, drill a few small holes in the top of the flamingo.
Hook the female adapter with threads onto your flamingo and then onto your water hose.
Let the fun flamingo watering and feeding begin!
I spray-painted my piping after the glue was dry to blend it in with the hose a little better.
How do you feel about pink flamingos?
Specifically fun DIY flamingo sprinklers? 😉
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Now you can water and feed your garden at the same time with almost any device. The Miracle-Gro® LiquaFeed® Universal Feeder connects to the spigot and allows you to easily feed your plants for a beautiful garden all season long.
Miracle-Gro® sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.