What are some of the best gardening hacks? With spring finally here, with all of its joys and delights it’s time to get your garden into shape. Whether you are a rookie gardener or a pro, we all know that gardening can be a rewarding and enjoyable activity.
Honey For Plant Cuttings
Honey contains enzymes that promote root growth and can be utilised as a ‘Rooting Hormone,’ which few people are aware of. It will assist plant cuttings in establishing their roots and ensuring that they proliferate easily. It can also prevent fungal infections.
Citrus Ant Repellent
Are wreaking havoc on your garden? Don’t worry, the solution to your problem is straightforward. To dissuade your little multi-legged companions, boil some citrus peels in water and pour the liquid into the problem regions. It’ll also work with water from a pot of cooked sweet potatoes. If you keep this up for a time, you’ll soon have your uninvited visitors at the retreat.
Add Milk to the Garden
Milk can provide essential nutrients to your soil while also acting as an antifungal agent. Don’t throw outdated milk down the drain if you have any in your refrigerator. It will be much more appreciated by your garden. And your soil, even if it’s a little sour, isn’t going to complain.
Use Potatoes to Propagate Rose Cuttings
To make this gardening hack, simply cut several healthy rose stems and place the bottom ends into large potatoes. After that, bury them 3-4 inches deep in a mixture of soil and peat moss.
The purpose of the potatoes is to assist the stems in retaining moisture while they grow roots.
Cinnamon For Fungus
Plants are frequently moved from one location to another by gardeners. The problem is that you don’t want fungus to start growing in the area around the plant when you’re transplanting.
All you have to do is add cinnamon to the mix. Put cinnamon on the root of whichever plant you’re relocating. It will keep your plants healthy while also preventing the formation of fungus.
Coke For Azaleas
This may appear to be a joke, yet it is a confirmed reality. If you want the nicest azaleas, Coke is one of the best ways to get them without spending a lot of money on soil and fertiliser. Now, it doesn’t have to be Coke; any cola would suffice; simply pour four ounces of cola directly into the soil and observe the results.
Eggshells For Calcium-Rich Soil
Naturally, you want your garden to thrive and expand, so you spend a fortune on mineral-rich soil year after year. That is, you are no longer required to do so. You can instead make your own. Put all of the eggshells from the eggs you’ve eaten into the blender.
Blend them together until they’re a fine powder. Sprinkle this powder on top of your soil. You will now have calcium-rich soil at no additional cost!
Plastic Forks to Keep Animals Away
Plastic forks have a dual purpose here. To keep animals out of your garden, place them near your plants. However, the tines of the forks can also be used to write the names of the plants. You’ll never forget what you planted where again.
The above are just some gardening hacks you can use to save time and money. It is always advisable to get advice and the assistance o fa professional. All Green Gardening & Landscaping offers professional services for all your garden needs.