Garden Hacks for a Beautiful Garden

Garden is the first thing that your visitors see when they enter your home. It speaks volumes about your personality and the vibe your house gives to your guests. If you are passionate about gardening and nature, then keeping your garden organized and beautiful must be a part of your daily routine. 

Here are some hacks that you may like.

…then this hack is for you. Very often after we plant our plants we realize once they grow up that they may look good at another spot in our garden. It may also be possible that you like changing positions of plants in your garden and create a different look for your guests every time they visit your home. In that case here is a good solution. Take two pots instead of one. Plant one pot slightly below the ground level. Then take the other pot and put inside it. Place it on the ground level and put some soil in it for plantation. Once your plant grows, you can simply just remove one pot and place it somewhere else. This will also help you to quickly change seasonal plants. 

…then you should definitely try cinnamon powder. Cinnamon powder is an anti-fungal, which will prevent your seedlings to die out before they can grow. The worst challenge a seedling could face is getting infected by fungus. It is the fungus that causes a grayish white layer at the bottom of the seedlings, which is a hurdle for them to grow. A few more tips besides sprinkling seedlings with cinnamon powder are to water them from bottom and not use plastic dome. You can also try this tip right after planting a seed and it will help prevent disease.

…then this is the ultimate hack for you. Sprinklers are the best option to water your garden. New smart sprinklers have made life easy and convenient. With features like Google Assistant Voice you can control when to turn your sprinkler on and off while you work inside your home. However, if you do not have any of these you can use an old can. Just heat a needle and poke holes through the lid. You will not only have a watering can but, you will also recycle a plastic can, which will help you reduce your carbon footprint.

…then coffee is your best friend. If you are a coffee lover then you must always have coffee at home. Not only does coffee refresh your mornings, but it also help keep pests away from your plants. In fact, after you make your coffee in the morning, do not dump remaining coffee grounds and instead dump into your garden soil. This will help lower soil pH and also helps a plant get some nitrogen, which will enrich your soil and keep your plants away from pests. The good part is that coffee is natural and so you would not expose your plants to harmful chemicals and pesticides. Another way to prevent pests is to use egg shells. Once you are done with your breakfast, crumble eggshells into medium sized pieces and add them to your soil near the plants.

…then let’s introduce you to a natural mosquito repellent plant called “Latana.” Latana is an orange, purple colored plant that is a natural mosquito repellent. How cool is that? You can keep both your garden and home free from mosquitoes if you plant Latana near your main door. Mosquitoes are not only annoying but they also bring with themselves diseases like dengue and malaria. Plants like these are helpful when it comes to protecting us from such diseases by repelling mosquitoes. The plant is actually a weed so it will grow rapidly than a normal plant, which is another one of its numerous benefits. 

…then try this. Take some water and add vinegar to it. You can easily use the one available in the kitchen, which is usually 5% concentrated. However, for faster results you may use one with a higher concentration. Then add to the mixture some salt, dish soap, and some lemon juice if you used a lower concentration of vinegar. Fill up a spray gun with the solution and spray it onto the weeds in your garden. Spray it generously to soak all the leaves with the mixture. You will get rid of any weeds in your garden soon.

…use honey. Yes! Honey is one of the best things that could give roots the nourishment they need. Honey has special enzymes that help in root growth as it contains anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-septic properties. You can take some honey and mix it with water in the ratio 1:4. Then boil the solution and let it cool. Then you can dip the cuttings and plant them in the medium. If you do not want to get into all this hassle, you may even use raw honey instead of making the solution.

Gardening is a great hobby. However, it is also a great responsibility as plants are living creatures that need constant care and time. A healthy and organized garden requires patience and a lot of homework to make it beautiful and appealing. 

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