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April 20, 2021

6 Gardening Hacks You'll Wish You Knew Sooner

Gardening season is here! If you’re ready to learn some ways to make gardening so much easier, try these easy hacks.

1. Coffee Grounds to Deter Pests

Use your used coffee grounds in your garden to keep away pests like ants and snails.

2. Use Vinegar to Kill Weeds

An easy way to get rid of weeds is to douse them with vinegar.

3. Use Eggshells to Improve Soil

Put eggshells in your soil or grind them up into a powder to sprinkle in your garden to add calcium to your garden. They can also help keep pests away!

4. Use Cinnamon Powder to Stop Diseases in Seedlings

Cinnamon helps prevent and stop diseases when sprinkled over them – plus, it smells good!

5. Line Pots with Coffee Filters

Coffee filters, when placed inside pots before adding soil, help to keep soil in place while allowing for proper, clog-free drainage.

6. Epsom Salt Makes for a Successful Transplant

When transplanting, place 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt in the bottom of a hole, cover with a layer of soil, and place your plant in the hole. Adding the Epsom salt will help avoid transplant shock.

The Garden of Your Dreams

We hope these hacks help make gardening a breeze. No matter what, make sure to have fun! And if you’re looking to finance that perfect house to start your garden at, contact us today to speak to one of our experienced Loan Originators.

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