The weather is warming up and you might feel more inclined to get out into your garden to make it look more appealing for the summer. If that is the case and you consider yourself a bit of a gardener or you like to maintain a vegetable patch then today we’re looking the best hacks you can utilise in the outdoors.
Save money on gardening equipment by utilising by-products from your everyday shopping, or consider more efficient ways of tending to your vegetable plants. Whatever your needs are, todays hacks will help you become a better gardener whilst saving money at the same time.
Simple and Effective Gardening Hacks with Plastic Bottles
If you have had problems in the past with pests such as slugs and snails then some of these plastic bottle hacks provide a very cheap, money saving alternative compared to more conventional deterrent products. My favourite hacks is how to make a mini water reservoir to provide much needed water to young plants during hot summer days.
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General Vegetable Gardening Hacks
If this is your first year attempting your own vegetable patch then at first it may seem a little daunting or unorganised. The hacks in the video below provide some great organisational tips. The hack I liked the most was using biodegradable cardboard toilet roll centres to give seeds some extra protection when germinating.
Whether you have years of experience or you are starting out, this guide provides over 25 gardening hacks you can utilise within your day-to-day maintenance to improve your time efficiency and to save money too. The best tip I saw was how to re-use a lemon skin to assist the germination process indoors, before potting outside.
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This hack is a little different from the rest because focuses on how never to water your plans again by using a DIY tip on your soil. This soil trick might not be suitable for all types of plants but with certain breeds it may prove handy for indoor plants. Let us know your thoughts if you think differently, by using the comments section below.
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DIY Garden Cutter
If you don’t want to spend money on a new garden cutter and you can’t find a decent one online that is second hand, but you fancy yourself as a DIY enthusiast, then this DIY garden cutter might save you a few hundred dollars. The video below shows you how to make your own DIY garden cutter at home with a few easy to buy components.
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Recycled Gardening Objects
To finish off todays article, this video looks at particular items that you can take from around the house and recycle their purpose towards your gardening efforts. Personally, I really liked the hack on how to turn a pair of old shorts into a perfect garden tool holder that fits over your clothes. Gardening or tool belts can range in prices but a pair of old shorts can cost literally nothing, especially if you pick some up at a car boot sale.
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