Pretty Garden Accessory & A Few Favorite Gardening Tips

August 21, 2018

Want to bring in interest, color and something that will actually work for you? Put a mailbox in your garden:

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mail box

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Looks so great and can also hold your gloves, clippers and all of your small gardening tools:

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Your tools will be protected AND you will be able to find when you need them!

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mailbox-on-a-stump

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So pretty and unique!

Here are a few more of my favorite gardening hints & tips I have picked up along the way:

Easy Read Rain Gauge

Add a few drops of food coloring to the bottom of your rain gauge. Next time it rains it will be easy to read when mixed with the bright coloring:

garden rain gauge

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Line Pots with Coffee Filters

This is a great idea for inside plants also! Line the bottom of your flower pots with a coffee filter. The filter will allow water to drain out and keep the messy dirt inside the pot.

 

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Create a no-stick shovel

Spray your favorite shovel and garden tools with a silicone or Teflon lubricant so that the dirt slides right off.  My husband sprays his weed-wacker  string with spray butter or WD40 when installing string. He says it works like a dream!

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* Easy Natural Garden Markers

To create perfectly natural markers, write the names of plants (using a permanent marker) on the flat faces of stones of various sizes and place them at or near the base of your plants. Simple!

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The vast majority of garden plants like sun and well-drained soil.

The golden rule of gardening. That’s it!

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Hope you enjoyed! Have a great week everyone!

Kelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 comments

  1. Love the mail box arrangements. Good to know what to do with the old ones – very adorable!

    The coffee filter think is pretty cool too.

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