Gardening Hacks to Make Gardening Much Easier

There’s always something new to learn – even in gardening. For newbies in gardening, there are countless effective gardening hacks you can try the next time you tend your garden and plant some seeds, to make gardening easier.

 

  • Using eggshells and lemon peels to start your seedlings. Eggshells and lemon peels are great to be used for gardening since both self-compost, and when they do, they provide additional nutrients to the soil which will be beneficial to your plants. Don’t forget to put a small hole at the bottom of the peel or eggshell to allow water to drain properly.
  • Use hydrogen peroxide to prevent rotting of your plants. Mix water with hydrogen peroxide to control its strength. Fungal infections on plants can also be fixed by the mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide.
  • If you don’t have anyone else to water your plants while you go on a trip, use used wine bottles and fill it with water. Then, put the water filled bottle upside down next to your plant, this way, your plants will be well watered for the entire time you are away.
  • Using coffee filters inside the pots, under your plant will also help in maintaining the moisture within the soil. This is excellent if you are tired of seeing all the water easily and quickly being drained from your potted plants as you water them.
  • Adding cinnamon powder to your seedlings will promote quicker stem growth. In addition, cinnamon also has anti-fungal properties which can protect your plants from diseases.
  • Weed growth is something every gardener hates, and you can prevent the weed from growing in your garden by using vinegar. Simply put the vinegar inside a spray bottle and spray away! Vinegar is also amazing at preventing bugs and other pests from damaging your plants.
  • And finally, I learned this trick from a guy who does pavers in Las Vegas, If you have a vegetable garden and is planting tomatoes, add baking soda to the soil for your plant to produce sweeter tomatoes.

Proper Gardening Attire

You wear proper clothes when you do some do-it-yourself painting, you wear the right clothes when you scrub your bathroom floor – when it comes to gardening, you also need to wear the right clothes.

 

If you wear proper gardening attire, you give yourself added protection and you also make yourself feel comfortable enough to move around freely while tending your garden.

 

A pair of gardening gloves is a must-have for every gardener. Keep in mind that gardening involves cutting, being exposed to thorny stems, soil, and water. Gloves can help you safely trim and cut bushes and branches and can help protect your hands from water and soil (if you don’t want to hold it with your bare hands). There are so many gardening gloves to choose from – cut resistant, leather, insulated, made from goatskin – choose whatever you are most comfortable using.

 

Just like gardening gloves, gardening shoes are important too. You would be working directly with earth and water – you have to choose gardening shoes that will provide you with traction as well as protection from water.

 

Hats can help protect your face from heat while gardening. Gardens are usually placed in areas directly exposed to the sun, and this means that working on a garden gets you exposed to the sunlight, too. While using sunscreen can help you, adding a hat for better protection is a wise move. Regular straw hats are great for gardening.

 

A light colored, the loose cotton shirt will be ideal for gardening because it will allow your skin to breathe. During gardening, you can expect to be soaked in sweat so you need something breathable. As for the pants, a pair of waterproof workout pants will be great because it can help you move any way you want, and is easy to wash even if they get in contact with dirt.