Gardening can offer some less visible, but maybe equally sustaining benefits, regardless if your garden is a small patio planter, a vegetable garden in your backyard or a plot in a community garden. It’s no mistake that gardens aimed at interactive health and healing have been popping up in hospitals, nursing homes, and in community centers for homeless populations and at-risk youth. It turns out that deep sense of well-being you get from an afternoon weeding and pruning isn’t all in your head
SO HERE ARE 9 Creative Garden Hacks & Tips That Every Gardener Should Know
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 has no gaps so that weeds cannot grow up between the cardboard pieces and into your garden.
8 Saving Soil with Old Cans When Planting Deep Planters
Save soil, save money, grow better plants: For deep planters, layer the bottom with old cans and cheap plant pots to save on potting soil. This tip provides good drainage and better airflow
7 Use Plastic Forks in Garden to Keep out Animals
Prevent animals from getting into your garden by strategically placing plastic forks in the soil. You could also use the fork tines to hold names of plants
6 Kill Weeds Using Vinegar
If you want to get rid of those pesky plants in your garden that pop up again & again
5. Hang pallet on wall to store garden tools
Shipping pallets can be found for free at many hardware stores,
furniture stores or even construction sites.
Using a recycled pallet, recycled bow rake heads and less than ten dollars worth of hardware
it’ll be ready, this garden tool rack has a rustic appeal
and will help to wrangle the many garden tools one accumulates.
4 Use eggshell to prevent pests
Another way to protect your plants against pests is using eggshells.
Coarsely crumbled, eggshells form an effective barrier against soft-bodied garden pests like snails and slugs that eat your plants.
They do not risk through this sharp and uncomfortably jagged shells
3. Keep Plants Watered for Days when going on vacation
If you’re going on a vacation for a few days and don’t have a way to keep your indoor plants watered,
keep them alive with one of the clever gardening hacks.