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11 Easy Gardening Hacks and Tips You'll Wish You'd Known Sooner

Written by Grace & Silas
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Alright, it’s finally the right weather to start a garden guys! And that means you’re gonna need some awesome hacks to help you out this season. Seriously, gardening can be fun, but there’s a lot to think of when taking care of plants. Pets, frosts, ways to make sure they get watered when you’re on vacation, etc.

And that’s why I decided to help you get prepped before you head to your yard. This year, these tips will help you have a thriving and healthy garden. So check them out and let me know what you think!

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1. Broken Terra Cotta Pots as Markers

Found from Harley Housewives

If you want a cute and creative way to mark your herbs or veggies, then try using broken terra cotta pots.

2. DIY Toilet Paper Roll Starter Pots

Found from Dunster House

A great way to easily measure out your seeds depending on the plant is to use a toilet paper roll. Who would’ve thought?

3. Use a Water Bottle to Water Plants When Away

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

If you’re gonna be gone for spring break, summer vacation, or visiting family, then try this super easy and clever hack out!

4. Use Plastic Forks as Animal Prevention

Found from Woulda Shoulda

If you have that annoying neighborhood cat (or other animal) that likes to use your garden as their personal bathroom, then using some plastic forks is a great way to get rid of them.

5. Use a Milk Jug as a Watering Can

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

If you like (or love) recycling, then try making your own watering can out of milk jug.

6. You Can Also Protect Against Frost with a Milk Jug

Found from Whole Lifestyle Nutrition

And if you drink milk a lot (like me), then also try using a jug to protect your plants from frost.

7. Start Seedlings with Egg Shells

Found from Squawk Fox

I love this idea! It’s such a fun and creative way to start seedlings. Also, if you have kids, this could be a fun project to try out.

8. Prevent Fast Water Drainage with a Coffee Filter

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

If you don’t want water to drain from your pot fast, easily use a coffee filter to slow it down.

9. Try this Self-Cleaning & Sharpening Storage Hack for Your Tools!

Found from One Good Thing by Jillee

I’ve been told for a while that if you need to treat your equipment right, then it’ll treat your right. So if you want your gardening tools to last longer, then try keeping them in a pot with sand and mineral oil.

10. Use Eggshells Around Your Plants

Found from Your House and Garden

Egg shells do two things for your plants. First, they protect them from pests like snails, and second, they give them awesome nutrients to grow and thrive.

11. Use Fillers in Your Pot

Found from Bless my Weeds

If you have big pots for some of your plants, then definitely try using fillers like styrofoam or packing peanuts. The dirt and roots will fill in around them and save you some time and money.


Whether you’re just starting out as a gardener or you do it yearly, these gardening tips and hacks will seriously help you out. There’s no reason to have to put up with the annoyances of pests and animals or have to worry about them dying when you’re gone.

Now if you have any questions, just let me know in the comments down below. I’d love to help you out!

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Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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