10 Gardening Hacks to Make Your Life Easier
Gardening is not always easy. We thought we put a list of gardening hacks to make every gardener’s life a little easier. Please check out the list below of 10 gardening hacks that will make your time in the garden or in your yard more efficient.
- Packing Peanuts
Packing peanuts provides great drainage and are cheaper than soil. When planting flowers in a pot, start with a layer of packing peanuts, then a layer of soil and lastly your plant.
- Spaghetti Water
If your family loves spaghetti, make sure to save the water next time you cook the noodles. The water contains tons of nutrients that you can water your plants with.
- Grinding Eggshells
Listotic.com reports that grinding eggshells will give your garden a calcium boost. Simply grind them into a powder and sprinkle it in your garden.
- Acidity of Tea and Coffee
Certain plants like rhododendrons, gardenias, blueberries and azaleas love acidity. Sprinkle used coffee and tea grounds around the soil to help raise the pH levels.
Understanding the importance mulching has to a garden can make every gardener’s life a little bit easier. Mulch will help the soil to retain moisture and keep your garden warm on cooler days.
- Aeration Tubes
Aeration tubes are a direct to root watering system that is a great way to ensure your trees, shrubs, and plants are getting enough water. During times of drought, simply pour water down the tubes. These tubes come in handy especially when the soil is difficult to grow in. Rootwell Product Inc’s Pro318s are scientifically proven aeration tubes. To learn more, please see: Why Rootwell?
- Watering Your Lawn
The best way to water your lawn is to saturate it. When you do this you do not have to water as frequently. The timing of when you water is also important. Plan to water as close to the dawn as possible to allows your grass to soak in the water before the sun evaporates it.
A really helpful tip when growing roses is to make sure the soil is right. The Old Farmer’s Almanac reports needing a pH range of 5.5–7.0. http://www.almanac.com/plant/roses
When gardening, one of the best tips we can provide is to do your research. Gardening isn’t simply planting plants. Gardening involves knowing which plants work best in your area and in your soil.
- Herb Care
To help your herbs grow more, pinch the tips of the plants. This will encourage them to produce more leaves and branches.
While gardening may not always be an easy task, there are ways to lighten the load. With the above tips, you will be able to make your time in your yard or garden not only more efficient, but ultimately enjoyable as well.
Do you have a favorite tip from the list above or one that you would like to add?