Caring for a garden can cost you lots of money if you don’t have any plan. Professional gardening tools can save you lots of efforts. However, it can save your money if you can use some stuff in your home. Here are some tips and hope they can help you.
1. Disposable diapers
One way to save money in the garden is by using disposable diapers in your planters. These disposable diapers are really thin. And the reason why they are thin is because there are little water crystals inside. The crystals hold water and will expand. They have a degradable covering so you can use the whole diaper. If you are worried, you can tear out the inside liner. Lay it in your planter, fill with soil, put in your plants and then water them. If you want to mix it in with your soil, tear open the diaper, and just put it in your soil and then mix it with the soil and put your plants in the planter.
2. White vinegar
A cheap easy way to kill weeds in the garden is to use regular white vinegar. I usually buy it by the gallon and then I fill the spray pump and spray my weeds. In a few days, your weeds will be killed.
3. Milk jugs
Of course you can use the traditional irrigation supplies if you want. To make your own dripping irrigation, take a milk jug or anything that holds water and then use a corn holder to poke some holes in the bottom of the jug. Set the jug next to your plants and put some rocks in it. When you want to water your plants, just fill up your jug and it will slowly drip onto your plants. So your plants can take up easier than being flooded.
4. Shoe organizers
To save space in your garden shed, use a shoe organizer. You can find them all the time from a dollar store. You can use them to hold your clippers, shovels, sprinkler heads, plant labels. It is a great organizer for all of your small garden tools.
An easy way to mulch the garden is to take newspaper and lay it down and then put cardboard on top of it. This works great especially for paths. Or you have a new place where the soil is really bad, but you want to build up your soil. If it is a really windy day and the wind is blowing a lot, you can dip the newspaper in some water and that gives it enough weight to keep it from blowing. When you are ready, put your wood chips on top and spread them around. This is a quick easy way to kill weeds and build up your garden soil.