Want to improve your green thumb? Check out these 8 quirky gardening tips to help you make the most of your back yard. From DIY plant holders to homemade watering cans and weed killers, there’s something for everyone to try, regardless of your expertise. So what are you waiting for? Slip on your rough clothes and dust off those tools, because it’s time to get gardening!
#1 Plastic Forks
Fend off all those unwanted pests from your beautifully pruned flower patches with a few plastic forks. Simply stand them upright in the soil and evenly spread throughout the patch you’d like to protect.
#2 Shower Caddies
Did you know these practical storage options aren’t just for the bathroom? Give your old shower caddie a new lease of life by turning it into a hanging pot plant. This idea is perfect for small shrubs including herbs and succulents.
#3 Pot-In-A-Pot Planting
When it comes to planting new shrubs, make your life a whole lot easier by potting in a pot. Simply dig a hole in the soil and fill it with an empty plant pot, before placing your new plant into the space.
#4 Homemade Weed Killer
Forget those potent concoctions that leave trace of harmful chemicals in your garden—try this simple and effective weed killer, which includes just 3 common household products. Mix 1 gallon of white vinegar, with 1 cup of table salt and 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid.
*This mixture can affect a whole range of plants, so be vigilant with use.
#5 Eggshell Pots
A great way to give your seedlings a head start in life is by planting them in eggshells. Simply crack off the top of an eggshell and empty it, before filling with soil and planting the seed.
#6 Line With Diapers
To keep your plants rich in moisture, line their beds with diapers. This will help your plants retain moisture every time you water them.
#7 Soapy Clean
Are you forever trying to get the dirt out of your nails? Try brushing your fingertips with a bar of soap before you start work in the garden. This will help to seal your nail edges from unwanted dirt.
#8 Homemade Watering Can
Has your watering can gone walkabouts? Source a plastic milk carton and puncture various pin prick holes into the lid. Fill the carton with water before securing the lid and watering your plants.
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