Recycled Drip Irrigation System - right-side up 2-ltr. bottle with 2 holes punched in the sides and 2 in the bottom. Plant it deep next to your plants you wish to water. By screwing the caps back onto the bottles after refilling, the water is released slower.
Drip irrigation reuse for Container Gardening: reuse a plastic bottle! "Leaving the bottle right-side-up and and poking the small hole(s) in the bottom of the 2 liter bottle, because then I can screw the cap back on and keep bugs, like mosquitoes, and garden debris out of the water reservoir"
Newspaper weeds away. Start putting in your plants; work the nutrients into your soil. Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspapers.