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Cool Gardening Tricks to Know

It does not matter if you hate it or love it, a few tips to make your gardening easier should not go amiss. The less time you have to spend looking after your garden, the more time you can enjoy relaxing in it.


Getting Your Hands Clean

Even if you wear gloves when gardening, somehow dirt seems to get under your nails. It can be difficult to get out once it has embedded itself. Before going into the garden, scrape your nails across a bar of soap, making sure that there is no room left for dirt to get into them. When you have finished in the garden, cleaning your hands and nails will be very easy and there will be no more damaging your nails while trying to get dirt from under them.

Natural Ways To Help Your Plants

Instead of throwing the ashes from your wood burner away, sprinkle them on any exposed soil in your garden. They act as an organic soil booster and deter garden pests, as do egg shells.  How about Epsom Salts? Epsom salts, which you can easily buy anywhere, even here at, https://www.walmart.com/c/kp/epsom-salt, coffee grounds, milk and any teas also act as good fertilizers and help to keep fungus away. If you have acid-loving plants, such as raspberries, roses or other berry bushes, treat them to a cup of coffee or indicated amount of Epsom salt around their roots 3 or 4 times a year. The moment I put Epsom salt ( about one tablespoon of Epsom salt per one foot of plant ) around the rose bushes, so many bright blooms come up. Its an interesting parallel and I love this cheap fertilizer and easily stored outside. It doesn’t go bad and I always have plenty of it in stock at home.

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Utilize or Reuse Your Plant Pots

Sometimes, my inner economical gardener gets ahead of me and I save the pots from the planted additions to my yard. They are stored in the garage or shed to be happily utilized all over again for my propagation projects and newly rooted cuttings. However last week, I had to purchase some new plant pots for my propagated medicinal plants and herbs. I was blaming myself for not saving enough of pots and resorting to purchasing the new ones, but such is life. I am pretty happy that it is possible to actually have them so easily available for various planting projects. One more tip-use the coffee filter in the bottom of your plants to keep the dirt in. It does not stop the plant from getting the water it needs, but sure stop the mess from leaking.


Get a Better Mower

Can you tell its a pressing issue for me? Quite expensive to utilize a lawn cutting service weekly. All the sun-kissed plants are growing rapidly and if any of the weekly cuttings are missed, it looks like a jungle. There are many ways to make lawn maintenance easier, such as ride on mowers, for instance, zero turn mowers, which you can find at BestMower.reviews, or electric hedge trimmers. These will take the work out of keeping your lawn in great condition, and some of them are a lot of fun to use too! Our neighbors bought it for their kids to do the chores. So guess who is doing the chores now-the parents themselves. 

For many people, gardening is a great pleasure and for some a real chore. Whichever category you fall in, hopefully, these few tips will help make gardening a little easier.

Until next time, dear friends.


Photographs listed here do not belong to Luda @PlantsandBeyond.com



24 thoughts on “Cool Gardening Tricks to Know

  1. Using Epson salt to promote rose blossoms was new to me. I passed your tip onto my wife, who loves roses. I recently acquired a tractor mower for our one acre yard. What a difference it made in terms of saving time when mowing the lawn. Thanks for all the useful gardening tips, Luda!

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  2. Wow! Great information. I never knew that Epsom salts can be used in gardening. That’s a new on on me and I’m definitely going to give it a try. Also, what a great tip for protecting your nails! Very useful. Thank you for yet another great post!

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    1. Well, this means so much to me to have such feedback. The little info bits are stored in my brains and I just don’t know which ones are more useful than others and worth sharing with you, guys. Soooo glad these tips came in handy. Thank you very much for your support and encouragement. EWF, you made my day.


  3. The soap scraped nails! 🙌 Brilliant! I live all these tips. I also enjoy reading you. It gives me a soft sooth to continue my day. It is kind of a break from all the fiction and nonfiction in my head. 😍😘

    Have a lovely day! Happy 4th! 🎆🎇

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