Majority people utilize various pesticides and fertilizers in their garden, but these products are loaded with chemicals and toxins and are detrimental for your health and also have harmful effect on the environment, as well.
In today’s article we are going to present you how to use vinegar instead of the regular pesticides. Namely, vinegar is completely natural ingredient, it is eco-friendly product for your garden and it is cheap and you can buy it in the local store.
12 amazing uses of white vinegar in the garden:
- Keep pets away from your garden
In order to get rid of the rodents, moles, dogs, pets and rabbits all you should do is to spray your garden with white vinegar. On this way you will prevent the cats from ‘doing their job’ in the sand pit of your children.
Another option is to soak some old clothes in white vinegar and then hang them in your garden. Soak the clothes again in cases of rain.
- Clean dirty clay pots
Over time, the clay pots absorb minerals, calcium as well as salt from the water and the fertilizers you use for your plants and that doesn’t look nice. Well, white vinegar is the ingredient you need to solve this issue and clean your pots – thoroughly.
How to remove the crusty residues: in 20-25 % vinegar solution, soak the pots.
In 3-4 cups of water add 1 cup of 5% vinegar and leave the pots for 30 minutes. After that, carefully scrub off any residues using undiluted vinegar.
- Repel ants
White vinegar is completely natural and extremely efficient insecticide. The procedure is very simple: simply spray any affected spot and the ants will disappear.
- Remove weed
In order to remove the weeds from your garden simply spray pure vinegar. This will make your garden look clean and neat.
- Cut flowers will last for longer
Into an one-quart vase add 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of sugar. The flowers will use this mixture as a food and they will last much longer. Change this solution every 3-5 days.
- Wipe out weeds
White vinegar is the best and most efficient anti-weed product that is completely natural.
In order to wipe out the weeds from your garden prepare combination of 1 cup of salt, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of dish soap. Add the mixture to 5% white vinegar and pour the mixture in a spray bottle. Spray your garden with this mixture.
- Eliminate garden bugs
In a spray bottle pour 3 parts of water, 1 part of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of dish soap and shake well. Use this mixture to eliminate garden bugs.
- Get rid of stubborn fruit flies
Combine ½ cup of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of molasses, 1 cup of water and ¼ cup of sugar. Pour the resulted mixture in a fitting container and then hang it in your garden. Very soon the fruit flies will fall in the trap. You can use this mixture to get rid of other flies, as well.
- Give a fresh kick to acid loving plants
In a gallon of water pour 1 cup of vinegar and use the solution to refresh your rhododendrons, gardenias and azaleas. This mixture will boost the growth of these plants.
- Clean garden tools
With the help of pure vinegar you can clean your garden tools. You can soak your tools in the vinegar but you also can spray the garden tools. Rinse well.
- Destroy fungi
In a spray bottle add 2 teaspoons of vinegar and chamomile tea. After that, spray all plants with dark spots on their stems and leaves.
In case if your roses got a bit sick, you should spray them with a mixture of 3 tablespoons of cider vinegar and 4 liters of water.
- Get rid of slugs and snails
Vinegar is the perfect “anti-snail” product. You can use this natural liquid to keep the slugs and snails away from your garden.
When it comes to germinating seeds, white vinegar is the ingredient you need. This liquid works well for okras, asparagus, moonflowers, glories and or better said any seeds that don’t germinate easily.
For this purpose you should use coarse sandpaper to scrub the seeds the night before the planting procedure. To a 500ml of water add 125ml of vinegar add a squirt of washing-up liquid. All you should do is to soak the seeds in the solution and you can plant them the next day.