ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Garden Tricks And Tips

Updated on May 5, 2015
lisln profile image

I am a mother of three wonderful adult children, and I'm also a born-again Christian. I love to share my personal experiences.


That Can Save You Time And Money

I love to read about a lot of subjects. Since I have been off of my job and I am on vacation I have had more time on my hands to read a lot and also to go to different websites and learn about topics of all kinds.

One of my new sites that I like to go to now and is new to me is Pinterest. There are so many different topics that are really interesting. I am sure that many of you are familiar with that site. Well it is new to me.

I really love to browse and see the many pictures that they have up there that are pinned to their boards with a small paragraph showing what the picture is all about. You can go to some of those pinned pictures and see more on the picture from the original person who put it up on the net in the first place.

Some of those pictures are from persons like you and me who pinned them either from our own sites or from another fellow pinterest member. I am learning a lot just by looking at a picture and reading the summary of each one.

I am also gaining knowledge to tips and secrets that are out there that a lot of us don't even know about. At least I didn't. I find it amazing how much we can save if we only knew about these ideas long before.

I am going to share with you some of the tips I have learned as I have ventured out on my spare time and has caught my eye and wished I had knew about these things long ago. Oh well it is better late then never. Right? :)


Newspaper Tip For Your Landscape

Now this is a big time bummer for me. If I would of known about this tip last year, I would of diffidently done it then. I used tarp instead of laying landscaping paper. But after learning that laying (newspaper) actually gets rid of the weeds and kills the grass, I would of just went the cheaper way. Can you imagine the money I would of saved if I knew this before hand?

Apparently the newspaper does decompose after a giving time of 18 months, by then the weeds and grass is dead. So when you decide to change the landscaping plan, you won’t have to deal with the fuse that the other material gives. It is a much better way to go and a cheaper way for sure. Can’t beat that!

Soulful Gardening

Soulful Gardening: 52 Weekly Tips for Getting the Most from Your Garden
Soulful Gardening: 52 Weekly Tips for Getting the Most from Your Garden
This booklet gives you suggestions to how to handle your garden and also to enjoy the fruit of your labor.

A Few Handy Dandy Tips For The Gardener

  • 1 Broken egg shells: cracked eggshells that are in small pieces will get rid of bugs like slugs and snails for example. The egg shells have something in them that the bugs don't like and it will keep those nasty pest from nibbling on your garden. Plus the calcium in the shells will provide nourishment to the soil. How cool is that!
  • 2 During Springtime: 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to a gallon of water. This gives your grass more healthy thickness and makes it greener.
  • 3 For gardening a plant: By putting epsom salt and sugar into the hole that you are potting the plant, it gives them a healthier growth, more leafy and greener.
  • 4 Coffee grounds: can be used for fertilizing. In stead of throwing those old coffee grounds you can save them and use them in your garden and on your grass I hear that it makes a good fertilizer. Its worth a try.
  • 5 Make your own homemade weed killer: Use1 gallon of white vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, Liquid dish soap (any brand), and Empty spray bottle. You start by putting the salt first into the spray bottle. Then fill the bottle with vinegar adding a tab of dish soap any brand will do. Like with any weed killer the best time to spray the weeds is on a hot day.
  • 6 Tree stumps: They can be removed by drilling holes deep with in the stump of the tree then pour 100% of Epsom salt adding water to it after pouring the Epsom. It can take up to six months for the tree to decompose.

Botanic Gardens Denver, Colorado

Click thumbnail to view full-size

Recycle Uses For The Garden

Take an old spoon and use it for your hanging plants. I thought that this was so neat that I had to share it with you.

I don’t know how many times I have broken a rake by the wooden pole just getting old and deteriorated so I would just throw the rest of the rake too. But I never thought of using it to be a hanging object for my garden tools. It makes sense though just look at how the rake is shaped and it can be a great strong hook to hang just about anything.

These are just an added tips that we can do for our gardens.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • lisln profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from Denver Colorado

      CJ Kelly thank you for your comment

    • lions44 profile image

      CJ Kelly 

      3 years ago from the PNW

      Great ideas. I already use the coffee. But I did not think of using the newspaper for weed suppression. Thanks. Sharing.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)