9 Creative Garden Hacks And Tips That Every Gardener Should Know
It’s the gardening season! Are you ready? we have gathered up some of the most fun gardening tips and hacks out there. From making watermelon slings to using diapers and soda cans and table cloth movers. How fun is these garden hacks?! We are busy and we need all the quick, and helpful gardening ideas and tips we can get!
A European study questioned two groups to complete a stressful task. Afterward, one group gardened for thirty minutes, while the other group read indoors. Not only did the gardening group recorded better moods than the reading group, but they also had measurably lower cortisol levels. Cortisol, “the stress hormone”, may effect more than just mood: chronically elevated cortisol levels have been linked to everything from immune function to obesity to memory and learning problems and heart disease. It may be more than brain hormones causing higher self-esteem scores for gardeners: there’s no more tangible measure of one’s power to cause positive change in the world than to nurture a plant from seed to fruit-bearing.
SO HERE ARE 9 Creative Garden Hacks & Tips That Every Gardener Should Know
1. Put Diapers in a Planter
I wonder if this works? Lay diapers in your pots with the absorbent side up. The diapers will keep your soil moist for days! (source unknown).
2. Soda cans in Planters
Metal buckets can be heavy (yet so pretty!). Use empty soda cans as fillers.
3. Put Plastic Forks in a Garden
Prevent animals from getting into your garden by strategically placing plastic forks in the soil.
Protect young seedlings by creating a greenhouse using the top of a milk jug
Use a table cloth to move heavy items in your gardens, such as bags of soil or wood chips.
Support growing watermelons by making watermelon slings out of old t-shirts
7. Hanging Flip Flop Garden
Use coffee cups and flip flops to hold small plants. How cute!
9. Make a Garden Bed over an Existing Lawn with Cardboard
No funds for a raised garden bed? You can lay down cardboard over the existing lawn to make a garden bed. The cardboard blocks grass and weeds from growing by excluding light and provides an initial carbon layer for the bed. And it would save countless hours of taking sod out and produce healthy soil also! Make sure the cardboard layer have no gaps so that weeds cannot grow up between the cardboard pieces and into your garden.