5 Ways To Kill Weeds With Household Items

Instead of using harmful chemicals to eliminate those pesky weeds, we have for you some eco-friendly and cheap solutions. Here are 5 ways to kill weeds with weapons you already have around the house.

5 Ways To Kill Weeds With Household Items

1. Hot Water Weed Treatment

Pour the boiling water on weeds. The hot water kills them from the inside out.

2. Get Rid of Weeds with Vodka

Pour vodka into spray bottle and spray on the weeds. Vodka will dry out weeds that live in the sun.

3. Corn Gluten Meal

Sprinkle corn gluten meal throughout your garden. It will prevent new weed seeds from germinating.

4. Baking Soda

For permanent removal of weeds on walkways, driveways or cracks in concrete, just use baking soda. Do not use on lawns.

5. Weed Killing Recipe

1/2 gallon of white vinegar, 1/2 cup of salt, 2 tablespoons of dish soap. Mix together and spray.

Let me know how you get rid of weeds in the comments below.

10 Homemade Seed Starter Pots

Most garden centers sell all sorts of little pots, containers and kits that you can use to start seeds. Those work fine, but if you would like to start your seeds without running to the gardening supply store, there are several creative DIY seed pots that can be made from common household items!

Here is a list of 10 items you can repurpose for your seed-starting adventures! Some of these seed pots can be planted directly into the ground.

1. Toilet Paper Roll Seed Starters

10 Homemade Seed Starter Pots
Via: Gardening Clan

12 Best Houseplants for Improving the Air Quality In Your Home

12 Best Houseplants for Improving the Air Quality In Your Home

If you are looking for ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality, you may want to consider investing in one or some of these air-purifying houseplants.

What’s in our air?

• Formaldehyde: carpets, upholstery, glues, paints
• Benzene: plastics, synthetic fabrics, rubber, pesticides, lubricants
• Trichloroethylene: paint removers, rug cleaning solutions, adhesives
• Xylene: printing, rubber, leather and paint industries, vehicle exhausts
• Ammonia: found in window cleaners, floor waxes, smelling salts and fertilizers

What are the effects on humans?

All these pollutants contribute to “Unhealthy Air” which cause symptoms ranging from allergies, headaches, dizziness to nervous system disorders, cancer and death.
Below is a list of 12 very common and easy to take care of plants that will clean air naturally, as well as brighten up your living space.

10 Clever Gardening Tips and Tricks for Beginners

10 Clever Gardening Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Here are 10 clever gardening tips and tricks to grow more, grow better, save time, reduce use of chemicals etc.
10 Clever Gardening Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Hard to dig? Moisten the ground around plants a few hours before starting digging and the job will be much easier.
10 Clever Gardening Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Use plastic forks around your plants to keep animals from destroying your fresh fruits, herbs and veggies.
10 Clever Gardening Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Place diapers in the bottom of a potted plant to help it retain moisture for a longer time.
10 Clever Gardening Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before putting soil, to help keep water in reserve.
10 Clever Gardening Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Line flower pots with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole.
10 Clever Gardening Tips and Tricks for Beginners
No wheelbarrow? No worries! Use a tablecloth to move heavy bags of mulch or other awkward loads.
10 Clever Gardening Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Epsom salt is a useful and cheap way to add magnesium to your garden soil.
10 Clever Gardening Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Grind some eggshells and sprinkle in the garden for a calcium boost. Calcium is essential to plant growth healthy and strong.
10 Clever Gardening Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Add a little bit of leftover coffee grounds to your soil once a month, to help keep the pH of the soil on the acidic side.
10 Clever Gardening Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Start your seedlings using a citrus peel. Citrus peel have a lot of vitamins which will nourish the plant. Just don’t forget to poke a hole at the bottom of the peel for drainage.

16 Homemade Garden Crafts You Will Love

Does your garden need a little bit of sprucing up? If you have no idea of how to improve your garden and add some life in it, here are some fun DIY garden craft ideas to solve your problem. The crafts for the garden are easy to make and with the right materials, it will cost almost nothing!

1. DIY Cute Golf Ball Ladybugs

16 Homemade Garden Crafts You Will Love
{Tutorial at: Art Drops}