With the summer months getting closer and the weather starting to get a bit warmer, most of us want to spend our time outside in our gardens. If yours has become overgrown during the colder months, then these gardening hacks will make your life easier so you can enjoy the outdoors. So go ahead and give them a read!
Take Note of Bedding
Rather than leaving the garden to overgrow on its own, remember to keep an eye on summer and winter bedding. If you want to be able to leave your plants, ensure you pick bedding plants that will survive in all climates.
Use Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is great for removing and killing weeds, but it can also aid in keeping your plants healthy. Weeds hate it, but other plants love this vinegar as it keeps them healthy and rids them of flies that may otherwise damage them.
Some people don’t like the look or feel of worms and worry they may damage their garden. And some creepy crawlies, such as slugs or snails, will harm your plants, but the worms are your friends. It is thanks to them that you can have great compost and healthy soil. So let them do their job.
Store Seeds Correctly
If seeds aren’t stored correctly they may germinate too early, or not at all. If you aren’t going to plant them any time soon then ensure they are stored in a cool and dry place. Ice cream containers or cookie tins can be a great way to keep your seeds safe.
Make the Most of the Sun
Figure out where the sunny spaces are in your garden. Plants need adequate sun to be able to grow. If you plant in constantly shaded areas, you may find your plants dying, or not growing to their full potential. Use the sunny spots to keep your plants nice and healthy.
Check Your Soil Type
Some plants only grow in certain types of soil. It is important that you find out what kind of soil you have before you buy plants to ensure you get ones that will thrive in your garden.
Gardening can be done by beginners and experts a like, and using certain hacks can aid you in the long run, both for time and to save you money. So give these ideas a quick try! They really will help you out. 🙂
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