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7 simple home gardening hacks

By Kirstine Pedersen

Updated: July 4th, 2018

If you're keen to simplify your gardening routine, here are some great home gardening hacks.

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Let’s face it, gardening isn’t always something we look forward to doing. Maintaining your garden can often feel like a chore. It can cause cuts and scratches,  make your fingernails dirty, and result in your whole body aching the next day.

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If you’re keen to simplify your gardening routine, here are some great home gardening hacks that won’t break your back:

Vertical garden

Sure, you could build a custom vertical planter out of pallets as a fun DIY project. But why not just get a shoe organiser and make it easy on yourself?

Beer

Keep bugs and slugs at bay by creating a solution of flat beer mixed with salt and spraying it around your garden.

beer can slug repellant
Source: Buzzfeed

Keep it fresh

Make sure your plants look fantastic all year round by planting flowers still in their pots. This means you can also easily colour coordinate for a season or easily replace one if it dies.

Recycle

Use a milk bottle as a watering can by poking holes in the top and filling with water. You can easily adjust the water levels based on your preferences. A milk bottle can also be cut to make a shovel for dirt with filling pots etc.

milk bottle gardening hack
Source: Buzzfeed

Effective replanting

If you need to repot or move plants, soak the root ball and new soil so they remain moist and won’t crumble apart.

Replanting can be a lot of work, so it may be a good idea to get some additional gardening help.

Natural fertiliser

Pour any left over rice water over your garden for a chemical-free way to provide nutrients to your plants.

Rice on table next to bowl

Source: Health and Healthy Living

DIY irrigation

Making your own irrigation system is not as hard as you may think. All you need is a few water bottles dug next to a plant which you’ve cut holes into, and fill with water when required.

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