My lawn isn’t in the best of shape. But, according to my neighbor, it’s in better shape than it was before we moved in.
There’s definitely a bit of “keeping up with the Joneses” in our new neighborhood. A lot of the yards are in great shape, many of them have monthly treatments from various lawn & garden services.
I decided to take the plunge this year and I’m definitely planning on some major landscaping projects next spring.
If you’re looking to take better care of your lawn & garden, here’s a few “hacks” you can try:
- Use newspaper to block weeds. Instead of spending money on pricey weed-blocking cloth, just take newspaper and spread it out where you’re hoping to block weeds and/or start a new garden bed. Place dirt, mulch or those grass clippings on top to keep the newspaper in place and to smother those weeds!
- Spray cooking spray on your lawn mower. Want to keep clumps of grass from clinging to your mower blades? Try applying cooking spray on the blades before using.
- Make a sharp surface to keep critters out of your gardens by sticking plastic forks in the ground with the tines up. Or, you can collect pine cones & use those instead.
- Mix a natural critter repellant. Some experts recommend sprinkling coffee grounds in your garden to keep critters at bay. Bonus: coffee grounds act as a natural fertilizer.
- Keep your roses healthy with milk Roses are susceptible to unsightly fungus, in the form of blotches on leaves. The answer is in your fridge. Take half a cup of milk and add it to a cup of water in a spray bottle. Then spray the watered-down milk onto your rose leaves to kill spotting fungus!