If you’ve been following us for some time now, chances are you know at least a thing or two about how vinegar can be used to improve everyday life situations, outside of its culinary sphere.
There are countless of fertilizers and chemicals available on the market, however, these often cost a fortune and are harsh for both the environment, and the health of the people who use them. Fortunately, vinegar has been found to be one an affordable yet Eco-friendly product which provides a number of benefits for the garden.
Down below is a list of 12 amazing garden uses for vinegar:
- Deters Pests and Cats
Dogs, rabbits, cats moles, and insects, can’t stand the smell of vinegar, so in order to keep these visitors away, spray some vinegar around your garden.
- Cleans Clay Pots
The main function of the clay pots is to keep the soil moist and protect the roots during hot days, but they also absorb the salt and minerals from the water, which gives them an unattractive look. So clean the pots with vinegar in order to maintain clean decorative pots.
- Removes Ants
Simply spray some vinegar over the affected areas, plants or garden and not a single ant will wander in that area. Repeat this every few days.
- Repels Weeds
Weeds from the walkways and walls can easily be eliminated using vinegar.
- Extends The Life of Cut Flowers
Adding a teaspoon of sugar and 2 tablespoons of vinegar in a bowl can extend the life of a cut flower for some time.
- Removes Weeds
Add 1 cup of salt, 2 tablespoons of dish soap, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a gallon of 5% white vinegar and mix well. Use the combination to spray the weed around your garden.
- Removes Garden Insects
Mix 3 parts water, 1 teaspoon of dishwashing agent and one part vinegar in a spray bottle and spray throughout your garden to remove insects.
- Removes Fruit Flies
You can keep your fruits safe using a mixture of one tablespoon of molasses, ½ a cup of apple cider vinegar, ¼ a cup of sugar and 1 cup of water. Mix the ingredients well, pour the solution in a container and hang it on your fruit tree.
- Refreshes The Acid Loving Plants With Vinegar
In order for your azaleas, gardenias and rhododendrons to thrive, they must be replenished with acid. Therefore, mix a cup of vinegar with a gallon of water, and water the plants.
- Removes Rust From Garden Tools
Spray clear undiluted vinegar on your tools before rinsing them well.
- Fights Fungus
If your plants have a hard time growing or have dark spots on the stems and leaves, chances are they have been affected by mold of fungus, but can be treated using white vinegar.
- Kills Snails and Slugs
Send slugs and snails ‘running’ away from your garden using white vinegar.