Homemade Watering Can Cover

Make this homemade watering-can cover and say goodbye to leaves, bugs, and other garden gunk that dirties your water.

| February/March 2015

  • Watering Can
    Upgrade your watering can to prevent twigs, leaves and other garden debris from clogging the spout.
    Photo by Janice Ho

  • Watering Can

After years of being annoyed with leaves and dirt and other garden debris clogging my watering can spout, I finally did something about it. I used an old coat hanger to rig a frame that outlines the opening of my watering can. The frame connects to the base of the can’s handle.

I wrapped a piece of old window screen around the frame, and — voilà! — no little bits of gunk falling into the can, and no mosquitoes laying their eggs in there either!

Janice Ho
Hannibal, Missouri






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