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10 Home and Garden Hacks You Never Knew You Needed

submitted on 25 April 2023 by homeandgardenlistings.co.uk
10 Home and Garden Hacks You Never Knew You Needed

1. Eggshells as Plant Fertilizer

Who knew that the secret to a thriving garden could be found in your breakfast? Crushed eggshells make a great natural fertilizer for your plants, providing them with calcium and other nutrients. Just sprinkle the crushed shells around the base of your plants and watch them grow!

2. Coffee Grounds for Pest Control

If you're tired of pesky insects invading your garden, try sprinkling used coffee grounds around your plants. The strong scent of coffee acts as a natural deterrent, keeping bugs at bay. Plus, it's a great way to reuse your coffee grounds instead of throwing them away.

3. Vinegar for Weed Control

Weeds can be a pain to deal with, but you don't need to resort to harsh chemicals to get rid of them. Simply mix one part vinegar with one part water and spray the solution onto the weeds. The acid in the vinegar will kill the weeds, leaving your garden weed-free and chemical-free.

4. Baking Soda for a Green Lawn

If your lawn is looking a little lackluster, try sprinkling baking soda on it. The baking soda will help to neutralize any acidic soil, making it easier for your grass to thrive. Plus, it's an inexpensive and chemical-free way to give your lawn a boost.

5. Lemon Juice to Clean Garden Tools

Garden tools can get dirty and rusted over time, but lemon juice can help to clean them up. Simply squeeze some lemon juice onto your tools and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping them down with a cloth. The acid in the lemon juice will help to break down any dirt or rust, leaving your tools looking like new.

6. Epsom Salt for Healthier Plants

Epsom salt isn't just for soaking your sore muscles it's also a great natural remedy for your plants. Mix a tablespoon of Epsom salt with a gallon of water and use it to water your plants. The magnesium in the Epsom salt will help your plants to grow bigger and healthier.

7. Tinfoil for Sunlight Reflection

If you have a shady garden or a plant that needs more sunlight, try using tinfoil to reflect sunlight onto the plant. Simply wrap a piece of tinfoil around a cardboard or foam board and place it behind the plant. The tinfoil will reflect sunlight onto the plant, giving it the extra boost it needs.

8. Soap as a Bug Repellent

Bugs can be a nuisance in your garden, but you don't need to resort to toxic chemicals to get rid of them. Simply mix a tablespoon of dish soap with a gallon of water and use it to spray your plants. The soap will suffocate any bugs on your plants, leaving them bug-free and healthy.

9. Cinnamon for Seed Germination

If you're having trouble getting your seeds to sprout, try dusting them with cinnamon before planting.

The anti-fungal properties of cinnamon will help to prevent any fungus from growing on the seeds, allowing them to germinate more easily.

10. Beer for Slug Control

Slugs can be a major problem in your garden, but beer can help to keep them at bay. Simply bury a shallow dish of beer in your garden, leaving the rim of the dish at ground level. The slugs will be attracted to the beer and will drown in the dish, leaving your plants unharmed.

These home and garden hacks are easy and affordable ways to keep your home and garden looking their best. Give them a try and see the difference for yourself!


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