Genius Tips And Tricks To Improve Your Garden Which Save You Time And Money
- Genius Tips And Tricks To Improve Your Garden Which Save You Time And Money
- These Tips And Tricks Will Transform Your Garden Without The Need To Buy Expensive Equipment
Having A Beautiful Garden Is Invaluable
Is there anything more beautiful than a blooming, colourful garden?
Not only are they easy on the eye but they have been shown to reduce stress, improve your mood and relax you.
With all these amazing benefits its no wonder that it is such a popular pastime.
But this hobby can get pricey. The cost of equipment can stack up very quickly over time.
But it doesn't have to be like this. Check out these hacks which uses household items as quick and easy replacements for all the hundreds of items at Home Depot.
1Mix Annuals And Perennials In Your Garden
Materials: Perennials, Annuals
Cost: $10-$20 per plant
When planning your garden and thinking about what plants to use your primary focus will be on the plant's color and shape.
But if you want to see color in your garden all year round this tip will serve you well.
2Wine Bottle To Water The Plants
Materials: Wine bottle
It's something that you don't need to remember in those cold, wet Winter months but in the Summer it's so important to keep watering your plants.
But it's easy to forget or you might not have time to do it everyday when the plants need it.
3Old Spoon Signs
Materials: Metal spoons, paint, hammer
Over time when your level of knowledge about gardening improves it becomes second nature to know the names of the plants.
But if your a novice you might need some help at the beginning and that's where these spoons come in handy.
4Glow In The Dark Planters
Materials: Planters, glow-in-the-dark paint
Adding lighting to your garden can transform it especially in those warm summer evenings.
But garden lights are big business and things can get expensive quickly.
5Spread Epsom Salt On Your Plants
Materials: Epsom salt, spray bottle, water
Cost: $10 (Pennington, 7 lb. bag)
Epsom salt is commonly used for home remedies to help with body aches and as an anti-inflammatory.
However, this versatile ingredient can also be used to help in the garden.
6Citrus Rind Seed Container
Materials: Citrus rinds, soil, seeds, water
Don't throw those orange peels away!
The citrus rinds of lemons, oranges, grapefruits, tangerines you name it actually make amazing seed starters.
7Adding Cinnamon To Your Plants To Prevent Disease
Materials: Cinnamon powder
Cinnamon is strong stuff.
It has a beautiful aroma that can transform recipes but chefs only ever use small amounts because how powerful it is.
Cinnamon has strong anti fungal properties and can be used to help prevent all plants from developing life threatening issues.
8Baking Soda On Sweet Tomatoes
Materials: Baking soda
Having a vegetable garden is not only a rewarding and pleasurable endeavour but it also ensures a more sustainable environment.
But it is not easy!
9The Purse Planter
Materials: An old purse, waterproof lining, plants
Whilst they are beautiful a lot of garden ornaments you see at the retailer look similar.
They also aren't cheap.
Have you favourite plants stand out with this low cost hack by putting you favour perennials in an old purse.
10Old Aluminium Cans For Drainage
Materials: Old cans
You don't have to throw away those old empty cola cans anymore with this gardening hack.
Once you have enough they actually prove to be an effective tool which can help with drainage of your plants.
11Eggshell Seed Starter
Materials: Eggshells, compost, seeds
Getting seeds to germinate can be tricky business. You need to nurture them and make sure they have the right conditions to grow.
Typical seed starter trays work but they can cost $10 each. It may not seem like much but why do it when the best seed starter tray will cost you a lot less.
12Potato Rose Bushes
Materials: Potatoes, rose bush clippings
Rose bushes make great centre pieces to any garden.
They are known for their beauty but they also demonstrate superior gardening skills as they are notoriously difficult to grow.
13Muffin Tray Plant Spacer
Materials: Muffin Tray
When it comes to spreading seeds in your garden there is no correct way.
Some people like to scatter the seeds freehand whilst others want a more structured approach to organising their flower beds.
But perfectly spacing out plants can be a bit tiresome and not to mention time consuming.
14Self Watering Shoe Planter
Materials: An old shoe, compost, plant, waterproof liner
This innovative garden hack makes use of those old shoes that you would have thrown away.
Whilst the charity shop is still a good option you can still get some use out of them in your garden by turning them into a feature.
15Vinegar Weed Killer
Materials: White Vinegar
When it comes to maintaining your garden, getting rid of those pesky weeds is one of the top priorities.
But weeds are stubborn and can grow in most places and you need to get rid of them effectively to stop them rearing their ugly heads again.
16Ice Cream Cone Seed Starter
Materials: Ice cream cones, soil, seeds
Another garden hack for getting those seeds to grow. But this one has a little twist!
Similar to other seed starters ice cream cones offer a good protective environment for seeds to germinate.
17Succulent Water Bottle Propagator
Materials: Old plastic water bottle, water, succulent clippings
Succulents are regarded as one of the plants that are the easiest to look after. But they are often kept in the house as if they are over watered it can lead to a number of problems including their eventual demise.
18Colander Hanging Basket
Materials: Colander, liner, chains, compost, plants
This is a perfect garden hack for those who have an old colander (or need an excuse to get a new one!).
Using a colander as a hanging basket isn't just a low cost garden tip but they can really look good if you put the effort in.
19Diapers For Moisture
This is an unusual tip but an effective one!
We all know that getting the perfect level of moisture for some of those sensitive plants is essential.
Some plants prosper with good drainage whilst others require their soil to be moist at all times.
20Beer Slug Eradicator
Materials: Beer, cup, or plate
Keeping an eye on those garden pests could be a full time occupation.
Arguably, one of the hardest to keep out of your prize vegetable patch is the common garden slug.
21Upturned Fork Pest Deterrent
Materials: Plastic forks
When it comes to defending your garden from unwanted visitors such as squirrels and other animals sometimes you have to show little mercy.
Although this might be a bit of a drastic measure if you are desperate to keep those pests out some plastic forks will make a handy defence.
22Old Tire Planters
Materials: Old tires, compost, plants, paint
Another creative garden hack that can really add some color to your garden is by using old tires as planters.
Even if you don't have any old tires, you can pick them up from scrap yards (sometimes for free).
23Tin Can Lanterns
Materials: Drill, old tin cans, tea light candles, paint
Tins cans are really handy for a number of household purposes including when it comes to your garden.
They can be painted and made into planters or you can be a bit more adventurous and make lanterns.
Start Improving Your Garden Now With These Hacks
We hope these simple but effective gardening tips have given you some ideas on how to improve your garden.
Getting the most out of your garden doesn't always have to cost a lot of money.
As we have show these simple yet innovative ideas you can save a lot of time and money if you get creative.