Gardening Hacks and Tips for the Wannabe Gardener. Turn that black thumb into a green thumb with these simple, useful tips. Change the way you garden forever!
Gardening Hacks and Tips
You guys I have a black thumb with the desires of a green thumb. No matter how much I want my yard to look beautiful, I am either not motivated or I am not “talented” when it comes to the yard and garden. We recently were lucky to move into a new home with a beautiful yard. The owners before us were gardeners and when we purchased the home, I loved every detail on the outside. However, as they left and months grew into more months, I missed the yard that I purchased. It has changed and become overgrown with weeds. Once the weeds came, I had a hard time distinguishing the difference between what was supposed to stay and what was supposed to head straight to the trash. This Gardening Hacks post was not only for you, but more so for me! Enjoy these tips and let’s try to accomplish this green thumb thing together!
Save your time and sanity with this Wine Bottle Waterer. Get your Garden Nanny Bottle HERE! I think it’ such a pretty accent to your planter.
This gardening hack is GENIUS! Use diapers to retain moisture in potted plants. | Sand Paper and Silly Putty
Recycle your newspaper and create a biodegradable pots that are perfect for starting seeds at the same time! | The Things We’ll Make
Not only is this a cute garden tool holder, it is functional. The sand is abrasive, so the simple act of taking your tools out and putting them back in helps keep your tools sharp. | One Good Thing by Jillee
Installing a drip irrigation system for potted plants is easier than you think. Grab this homemade irrigation tutorial. | Get Busy Gardening
With the pot-in-pot method, you can switch plants almost instantly. | Florida Friendly Plants
If you want a non-toxic way to get rid of fungi, then try this super easy formula. Just mix 4 teaspoons of baking soda with a gallon of water and you have a perfect solution. It’s so simple. | Gardening Soul
Turn an old log into a planter – how beautiful is this? | A Proverbs 31 Wife
Improve the look of your garden with this lovely little wooden planter. It also contains storage for your hose or other garden needs. | Jaime Costiglio
This easy tutorial for making seed bombs is sure to brighten up your backyard in no time! They are great for areas you will not take close care of. | Hello Nature Blog
Drip feeders are a great idea for vegetable gardening projects. Many plants prefer the moisture at their roots instead of from overhead sprinklers. A water bottle drip feeder makes use or recycled materials and works really well. | Source
If you have a lot of plants that need protection from the cold, using fancy cloches can get expensive. So adapting 2-liter plastic soda bottles is a great way to get the benefits of a cloche without the high price. | eHow
Here’s an attractive idea to keep your water-loving plants healthy –and recycle old wine bottle at the same time: DIY self-watering planters. | DIY Projects
It’s not always necessary to compost kitchen waste before adding it to your soil. So here are a few tips on how you can improve your garden soil without a compost heap using three kitchen scraps you’d normally throw away. | Whole Food Home
You can use your old wine bottles for garden and lawn edging. Just turn them upside down and line them up. This is a low cost and creative fashion of garden edging that can provide an extraordinary effect. | Planted Well
Bury milk jugs in the bottom of large planters to save potting soil and make the pot lighter to move. | The Bean Sprout Notes
Make your own homemade weed killer. All you need is Dawn and vinegar (both things you probably already have) to mix up your own batch. I love that it is gentle without any harsh toxic chemicals that may harm the environment or your family. | One Good Thing by Jillee
Lack space, go verticle. This garden uses clay pots, wire, and an arbor but the possibilities are endless – just find something that stands up-right. | Aka Design
Keep pests and animals out of your garden by putting plastic forks into the ground. It will prevent animals from stepping around in your garden! | Source Unknown
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