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You may need to spend a lot of time and effort on your garden every year, and that can be exhausting. These days, there are many gardening hacks that can help you reduce your workload. Become a better gardener by using these handy tricks and tips.
If you’re frequently weeding your garden, try using fabric strips as they will stop weeds from growing through them. Instead of removing the weeds by hand, use this cheaper and more sustainable solution.
If you’re looking for some good ways to grow vegetables but don’t have the space, try planting them in containers near a window or on a balcony. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy homegrown vegetables all year round!
As a matter of fact, gardening doesn’t require a lot of time and there are scads of ways to make it easy.
This article will provide you with some good gardening hacks that will help you to be successful in your garden.
So, let’s get started!
Which one of these hacks will be the best I’m not sure, but I just want to share my thoughts about gardening hacks.
- Always soak the seeds in warm water for at least 24 hours before sowing them.
- If you make compost using them and add it to the soil, you will get a better garden.
- It’s important to keep in mind the best time of day to water your plants. Morning or evening are ideal, but avoid midday, which is too hot for some plants.
- Instead of throwing banana peels on the ground, which would eventually decompose and release potassium, bury them near plant roots so that they can provide this element to the plant during this stage.
- It’s not just bottles that people often throw away, but also plastic bags. But you can cut them in half and use them to cover the soil of a baby seeding. This way, they’ll be protected from the wetness and avoid disease-causing bacteria.
- Add some color to your garden with flowering plants. Your garden should always look pleasing to the eye.
- If you don’t have any space for a garden then you can get a roof garden, these are easy to make and even easier to maintain. Basically the garden is on top of any building. I would recommend using these containers for farming. But if you want to grow plants, you need a different type of container. Plastic or wood are good choices so use them when planting seeds or seedlings. You can also water your garden with a hose if there isn’t enough rain, but be sure to do it in the morning!
- You can also add hanging baskets and wooden boxes to incorporate a little more color. It is the most common option for rooftop gardens because they have holes. Build a trellis and place it where it will block the winds direction. You can also decorate it with flower pots, vines, climbing vines or flowering plants.
- To have a beautiful landscaping you have to take care of it. Keep it regularly watered, especially in the summer. Your outdoor areas should be an extension of your home.
General Gardening Tips and tricks
If you’re someone who enjoys gardening but find the task of maintaining a green space on your own to be too difficult, then these 10 simple steps are just what you need!
– Plant the right plant for the right spot.
– Make sure you have all of your supplies before getting started.
– Water every day and feed every few days.
– Prune as needed and stay on top of weeds.
– Use a light mulching around plants to retain water and nutrients from rainfall or watering.
– Don’t forget to compost!
– Be mindful of the sun, don’t plant anything that needs shade in a sunny location.
– Plant flowers for butterflies!
Butterflies are an important part of the ecosystem. They provide a valuable pollination service and they are a popular garden ornament. You can attract butterflies to your garden by planting butterfly-friendly flowers, hanging baskets of flowers, and keeping fruit slices in the garden. This will attract the butterflies into your backyard and give them sustenance during their journey.
BUG OFF! – try these organic weed-repelling recipes to keep the pests away from your garden.
Salt and vinegar are natural disinfectants, and dish soap acts as a surfactant—a compound that lowers the surface tension in a liquid and allows it to pour. Combine these three ingredients and you’ll have a natural cleaner that’s good for your garden and safe for the environment.
Borax is a naturally-occurring substance and a great alternative to salt, but it can have negative effects on your soil quality. You should use caution when spraying Borax near any seedlings or flowers that you want to grow healthy. Mix the solution and pour it into a spray bottle. Wait for a warm day and aim as directly as possible at the weeds, and you’ll see those weeds disappear in no time!
The mixture should not be applied to vegetables or flowers.
The acid in the vinegar burns the plant matter, and the salt helps it to shrivel by the end of the day.
This technique can’t always be used for situations like weeds growing on cement; the weed killer has to come in contact with the plant. But it’s perfect for little weeds- like those at the edge of your patio or on stone paths- that are just barely breaking through pavement or cement.
Boil some water and pour it directly onto the weeds as close as possible.
Lemon juice has the same effect on weeds like vinegar does – it’s the acid in both. For weaker weeds, a spray bottle full of lemon juice will kill them in a day or two if you really bludgeon them with it.
If you want to get rid of leafy weeds, try using alcohol & water. It’s easy too – just mix 2 tbsp of rubbing alcohol with a quart of water and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Spray it on to the leaves and I guarantee that all those nasty weeds will die pretty quickly (#leafgoals).
There are so many methods of preventing weeds or stopping them once they’ve started. There are plenty of organic weedkillers that can help too- with high iron content, it will overfeed the weeds, making them die.
And there’s never a good reason to use harmful chemicals that can damage the earth and get into your food, into your household items, and into the air we breathe.