Garden maintenance can be such a chore, especially if you are short on time and resources. But this should not keep you from enjoying the perks of having your own garden. Here are some tricks and tips you can try to save you not just time but money, too.
Use wine bottles to slowly water plants
You can use empty wine bottles to make a simple irrigation system for your potted plants. Just fill 3/4 of the bottles with water and plunge them into the soil. The soil creates a seal for a consistent water flow. This is great if you have no time to water your plants regularly during the workweek.
Keep tools with blades sharp with sand and oil
Garden tools need regular maintenance. Unless, of course, you like buying new ones every now and then. Fill a bucket with 5 buckets of sand and 1 quart of motor oil and plunge your garden tools in it. It is a good for storage too.
Keep fungi away with cinnamon
Sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon on you seedlings to keep the fungi away. This will give them a better chance for growth.
Fertilised with coffee grounds
This is great for coffee lovers. Do not throw your coffee grounds away. Use them as fertiliser. Soil loves organic matter and coffee grounds contain nitrogen that helps plants produce energy from sunlight.
Grow herbs vertically
If you are short on space, you can use a hanging shoe rack to grow your herbs instead of planting them in individual ceramic pots.
Add kerb appeal to your driveway
You can add a colourful border to your driveway by planting flowers. Adding some hardscaping such as gravel, stone or brick can help define driveways. If you have enough space, you can even plant trees to add some shade.
You can create a garden and enjoy its perks even with limited space and budget. Even driveways in Kent can be transformed into a green space. All it takes is a little ingenuity and some help from the experts.