By: Blase Mnich, Interactive Brand Writer
Like it or not, if you’re a homeowner you’re probably also a gardener. And while not everybody has the time or the skills to make it on the cover of Home & Garden, you don’t have to be a landscape architect to keep your home looking good.
We put together a list of five simple gardening tips to help you keep a nice-looking garden without the backbreaking work. After all, helping out DIYers is our thing.
Make your tools do double duty – Turn your shovel into a measuring device by marking inch and foot increments on it. Then use it to space your plants out evenly when planting or to measure their growth. That way you’ll have a two-in-one tool hanging on your tool hook.
Skip out on the heavy lifting – If you have a lot of gardening tools, not only will you benefit from keeping them organized with our gardening garage package, but you could use some help carrying those shovels, bags of soil and tillers. Consider getting a wheelbarrow, or if you have one sitting around, a little red wagon works nice, too.
Stay looking fresh – Things get messy in the process of keeping a good looking garden. While it’s easy keeping your garage clean with Gladiator® GarageWorks, your fingernails may be another story. One trick to keeping your nails clean without sacrificing grip and sense of touch is to draw your fingernails across a soap bar before you dig in the dirt. That way dirt can’t get in there and is easy to clean out.
Reuse your refuse – Old coffee grounds, used tea bags and even banana peels all have their use in the garden. They keep pests away and enrich the soil. The problem is you can’t just keep them out and store them anywhere. Use old coffee cans or jars to keep the used material, and throw them up on a shelf in your garage for quick access.
You are what you drink – The plants and veggies in your garden respond well to the water leftover from boiling veggies. Try it sometime.
Whether you’re a certified green thumb or just trying to keep your garden green, use these tips the next time you’re diggin’ around in your yard. And, let us know if you have any of your own tips. We would love to read them.
About the author: Blase Mnich is a full-time interactive copywriter and a part-time gearhead. When he’s not sitting at his desk, you may find him lying on the garage floor underneath his car tinkering away.