Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner. And with the long weekend coming up, it’s the perfect time to get your garden ready!
Not everyone loves gardening, or has that coveted green thumb. But don’t worry- we have some super easy spring gardening tips and hacks that can make your life easier.
You can have a beautiful garden without the expertise of a professional. We promise. All you need is the right information and you’ll be well on your way to the blossoms of spring.
Whether you have a small garden or a big masterpiece, anyone can benefit from these easy spring gardening tips. Put them to the test now!
Clay pots are an essential way to help protect your newer plants from the elements. But sometimes they develop salt deposits that can be really hard to clean.
Well, not anymore!
You can easily get rid of those salt deposits with a homemade mixture of equal parts vinegar, water, and rubbing alcohol. Just spray it on the pot and scrub with a plastic brush, and your pots will be good as new for this season.
Add this to your spring cleaning checklist and you’ll have a good starting point for your summer garden.
There’s nothing worse than going out to start gardening and finding that you’re missing a tool, or that another is broken.
Get a headstart on your spring gardening for 2017 by checking your tools ahead of time and making sure your equipment is maintained. This way, there will be no surprises once you get out to the yard in gardening mode.
Before you buy all the pretty new plants and seeds you’d like to use, make a basic plan for your garden. Consider what those plants are going to look like when they grow or bloom. Are you buying plants that go well together?
If you’re going for aesthetics, think about the colours of the plants you choose instead of buying the ones that stand out to you at the garden centre.
You should also consider the location of your garden and the type of soil you have. When you clean up your yard ahead of time, check the soil to see the pH levels. This will help you determine what can be planted and how you can maintain it properly.
If you need to pick up garden soil, Caddle has a new cash back offer this week that can help you save even more. Spend $10 or more on garden soil and get $0.50 cash back! Just keep your receipt.
Sometimes we have to work without gloves, and when you get dirt under your fingernails it can be impossible to get out.
Here’s a life hack: Draw your fingernails across a bar of soap before you start gardening. This seals your nails so you don’t get dirt inside them. All you have to do is use a small nail brush and remove the soap when finished.
Starting seeds indoors ahead of the spring gardening season is a good way to cut back on gardening costs and get ahead of the game in terms of yard prep.
This way, you won’t be pressured to do everything at once and can have something ready when you head out to the yard on the long weekend.
Here’s a great guide to starting seeds inside before you start gardening and picking out the right ones.
Stones look great in a garden because they give it that natural look and feel. They are also a great way to mark your plants when you start off the seeds.
Instead of buying garden markers from a store and denting your budget, just find some stones on the beach or in a park. Then, write on them with permanent marker or paint marker and place them in your garden.
If you’re feeling creative, you can even paint the stones to look like the items you plant. This fun and creative DIY project is a great idea for a rainy day, and adds that touch of fun to your garden.
The next time you pull an all-nighter with a giant pot of brewed coffee, don’t throw out the used grinds. Instead, put them in your garden.
Used coffee grounds make great fertilizer because they help to reduce the pH levels of the soil, improve its water retention, and attract the microorganisms that help your plants grow.
In addition, some people believe that putting coffee grounds in your soil can help deter outdoor cats, slugs, and snails from harming your plants.
If you already drink a lot of coffee and you’ve just been throwing your grinds out, this is the perfect opportunity to do a little good for the environment and your garden, and it’s much cheaper than buying fertilizer all the time.
Gardening doesn’t have to be expensive. Caddle wants to help you keep a beautiful garden without the steep price tag. That’s why you should check back for cash back offers on gardening supplies.
New offers come out every Thursday, and they give you the chance to earn extra cash on your everyday purchases. Whether it’s groceries, gardening supplies, or household items, there are always new ways to earn.
In fact, you could be earning cash right now! In the time it takes to send a quick Snapchat, you could be adding to your summer fund.
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