Friday, November 2, 2012
Gardening And Lawn:The Best Tips
Well guys this may sound unbelievable but its all true. Did you know the power behind vinegar, and what it can do for your lawn and garden no! I guess not, just think about all that money that you'll be saving when it come to buying those expensive chemical to keep your garden and lawn looking beautiful. I am going to give you some great tips that has all been tested by me of course and it works. Enjoy!!!
Did you know that vinegar can be useful in many different and wonderful ways than one weather it's used inside or outside of your home. Vinegar can be a great alternative for toxic chemicals, it can control weeds, pests, and disease in both your garden and lawn. For example, vinegar (especially apple cider vinegar) is the key ingredient for organic herbicides and fertilizers.
This article has amazing tips on how you can care your lawn and garden by using vinegar for outdoors activities and also maintenance projects. Vinegar can do wonders for your lawn and garden.
Removing stains that develop into clay flowerpots by making a mixture of 2/3 cold water and 1/3 vinegar then pour it into the pot and let it sit for about an hour or so and then wash with soap and water, and then rinse thoroughly.
Vinegar is a great substitute for those expensive chemical that you buy at the stores. A squirt of vinegar may help invigorate your plant and it will also be more resistant to disease and pests in your lawn and garden. To do that mix 1 ounce vinegar with a gallon compost tea, use it regularly to spray your garden plants and lawn.
Controlling Fungal Diseases
To control black spots or other fungal diseases just mix 3 tablespoons natural apple cider vinegar in 1 gallon water. Fill garden sprayer with the mixture, and spray the roses daily .
You can also clean your plant if the seedlings began to mold while starting them in a damp medium, just use a solution of 1 part vinegar to 9 parts water, and then transfer them to a new container. Remember to spritz seeds regularly with this diluted mixture while awaiting germination.
To get rid of weeds between the cracks on the sidewalks and your driveways boil 1 quart water, then add 2 tablespoons salt and 5 tablespoons vinegar. While its still hot, carefully pour mixture directly onto weeds.
Vinegar can be a handy asset when it comes to fighting pests in your lawn or garden such as ants and worms. You might be able to stop a troop of ants from marching into your house, by finding where they are entering and wipe the areas with undiluted vinegar. Spray vinegar in the areas where you see them constantly such as on thresholds, near sinks, or near appliances.
Cats can wreak havoc on your garden if they use it as their litter box. By soaking wads of newspaper in vinegar, and scatter them in areas where the cats have been you might be able to control this. The vinegar smell can help to discourage the cats repeating visits.
If you want your garden and lawn free from all insects:
Cockroaches: A squirt of some white vinegar from a spray bottle to stop a cockroach long enough to be captured and disposed of properly.
Slugs: Like to feed on gardens especially at nights or on cloudy, or damp days. To get rid of them, dilute vinegar with some water into a spray bottle. Spraying the slugs directly in order to kill them with this mixture.
When you are camping out, you may need to bring the items that do more than one thing. Make sure to add vinegar to your list.
Cleaning canvas tents or other canvas materials, dip a bristle scrub brush in some warm water, spray white vinegar on the area and then brush away. To get rid of mildew, spray white vinegar on the areas then gently wipe with piece of cloth and leave it in the sun to dry.
Vinegar is not only used for getting rid of insects, pests, and fungal disease on your lawn and garden but it can also be used around the house and for cleaning other things. Use undiluted vinegar to get rid of mildew smells from your picnic jugs and coolers. Rinse thoroughly after washing with soap and water for the best results.
If you rub a freshly caught fish with vinegar before cleaning and scaling it. The scaling should be easier, and the vinegar is going to help control the fishy odor on your hands.
Plastic tarps or outdoor equipment coverings can be made antistatic when you clean them with a mixture of a tablespoon of vinegar to a gallon of water. In the process it will also reduce the amount of dust attracted to the plastic covering.
For protecting your lawn and garden vinegar is a versatile in many ways than one.