It is known that gardening is a therapeutic way to alleviate stress, have some quality alone time, and bask in the beauty of nature. A backyard garden adds character and beauty to your home. At the same time, you reap the benefits of your hard work with natural and delicious foods and herbs to enjoy.
There are people who are highly interested in gardening, and there are those who do not exactly have a green thumb. However, the second group of people would love to see a garden in their yard. If you belong to the latter group, but you shy away from gardening out of fear that your plants would not grow healthy and strong, then these tips and tricks are just for you. In order to ensure a beautiful and successful garden, use these clever gardening tricks.
1. Use a muffin tin as a planting guide
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A muffin tin is meant for baking, but it can be utilized in your garden as well. Muffin tins can be utilized to create a perfect grid to guide you when planting your seeds. You will know exactly where to put them and how to space them out.
2. Use glass bottles to form a path
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If you have children who love to play outside, you should use glass bottles in order to let them know where to step. By using the bottles you can create a path, to make sure your garden does not get trampled.
3. Create garden markers using a hammer and some old spoons
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You should cautiously flatten some old metal spoons with a hammer, and after that grab some colorful paint and be creative. In case you do not have any old silverware lying around, you can utilize plastic spoons.
4. KEEP YOUR PLANTS HYDRATED USING OLD BOTTLES
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You should not throw away empty wine bottles. You can use them in your garden. If you are worried that your plants are not getting enough water, fill an old bottle with water and put it upside down in your plant.
5. Use plastic forks to fortify your garden
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In order to keep invaders out, you should stick forks in your garden, pronged side up.
6. Turn a colander and silverware into a planter and a wind chime
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Rather than throwing them out, you can hang old lightweight kitchen utensils from the bottom of a colander, flip it over and fill it with your favorite plant.
7. Use glass bottles to add some flair to small spaces
Firstly, you should wash well an empty can, and then use a can opener to remove the lid. Grab a can of paint and start spraying. In order to do this trick, you will probably need a couple coats of paint to cover the original logos, text and colors. After the cans dry, fill them with soil. Plant your favorite herbs inside. All of these require minimal work.