18 Garden Hacks That Everyone Needs To Know, They’ll Make Your Life A Way Easier!
It is great to have your own garden where you can drink coffee, read your favorite book and relax right there. Gardening is very relaxing activity which helps you connect with nature.
We offer you creative garden tips and hacks which will help you to improve the garden soil by using kitchen waste that was previously recycled, create mini-greenhouse by using soda bottles, cultivate rose cuttings with potatoes and make wonderful log garden planter. All these garden tricks are affordable and easy to make. All you need is a little effort and almost no money to make your garden a wonderful place.
Use a Gallon Jag to Make a Watering Can
This trick is especially useful for beginners. Instead of buying an expensive watering can, use an old milk jug.
Do-It-Yourself Wicking Bed Container
Self-watering plant pots and wicking beds provide adequate amount of water for your plants.
Use a plastic pot to prevent the invasive plants to spread.
You can put plastic edging underground to stop plants spreading through runners or roots. Cut off the bottom part of the plastic pot and bury it. It will help you to control the size of the plant and protect other plants in its surrounding.
Do-It-Yourself Butterfly Feeder
You can make wonderful flower bed or butterfly garden by making a butterfly feeder. The butterflies will serve as a kind of flower pollinators.
Keep the weeds out of your garden
To help the plants to keep their moisture and stay fresh for longer period of time put diapers in the bottom of the potted plants underneath the soil. This is a perfect way to preserve the water.
You can improve your garden soil with:
Instead of throwing away your drinks and foods make the most of them by recycling the kitchen waste in the soil. It is also environmentally friendly.
Grinding eggshells will help the garden to easily absorb the calcium
You should grind the eggshells into powder and then sprinkle them in your garden to increase the calcium absorption. In this way eggshells will nourish both your plants and the soil.
Use a cardboard over an existing lawn to create a garden bed
If you cannot afford raised garden bed, this trick will help you to make one. The cardboard will prevent the growth of weeds and grass by excluding the light and it will provide carbon layer for the garden bed. You do not have to spend so much time taking out the sod to produce healthy soil. Note that the cardboard layer should not have any gaps so that grass and weeds would not grow up between the pieces of the cardboard into the garden.
Another way to create a small greenhouse is to use 2-liter soda bottle
Cut off the bottom part of the soda bottles and use them to cover the greenhouses and other seedlings. In that way you will enable your seedlings a good start. These bottles will protect your plants from wind, frost and heavy rain.
Old cans may help you to save the soil when you plant deep planters
This trick will save you a lot of money, it will save your soil and make your plants look better. Put plant pots and old cans at the bottom layer. It will enable better airflow and drainage.
Make rain barrels to water your garden
It is perfect way to save money and water. To make rain barrels you need a drill, heavy trash can, pliers and few other tools.
Plant One Pot Container Garden
It is especially useful if you have a very small space in your garden.
This container is lightweight and it is an ideal place for growing vegetables, especially if the yard is small. You need to fill the container bottom with garden fabric and packing peanuts. This will make them movable. You can place them on the porch or balcony.
Log Garden Planter
You can turn your logs into brilliant garden planters. They will beautify your garden.
To retain soil and water in the pots use coffee filters
Use coffee filters to prevent the soil to leak out of your pots. The filters will prevent clogging up at the bottom hole and sneaking the soil out after watering.
Plant sprouted onions
Divide 7 onions which were growing into a big one and plant them.
Garden pond made out of recycled tires
Use recycled tires to make a beautiful pond in your garden.
Plant the pineapple’s top and re-grow it again
Grow another pineapple by planting the its head part into a pot. Besides looking gorgeous it also produces fruit.
Build a planter and hide the hose right there
This wooden planter will make your garden look better. It has its storage where you can store your garden needs and hose.