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National Gardening Week 2017: Gardening Life Hacks

Gardening can be a fun and healthy way to get outdoors and improve the space you live in. In honour of National Gardening Week, and to make your life a little easier, we have compiled this list of easy gardening lifehacks to get you gardening!

Heavy Plant Pots

Take the strain out of lifting large plant pots, by filling one half, or one quarter of the pot with packing peanuts or polystyrene. Be sure to place a piece of landscape fabric on top of the packing peanuts, and then layer on your potting soil.

None-Stick Shovel

Create a non-stick shovel yourself by spraying your favourite garden shovel with a silicone or Teflon lubricant to make shovelling a breeze. A good coating of this spray will make any type of soil slip right off the shovel without a mess.

No Dirt Under My Nails

To prevent accumulating dirt under your fingernails while you work in the garden, draw your fingernails across a bar of soap before you start your gardening work, and you’ll effectively seal the undersides of your nails so dirt can’t collect beneath them. Then, after you’ve finished in the garden, use a nailbrush to remove the soap and your nails will be sparkling clean

Grow Your Own Strawberries – Festival Style

Just like the Runcorn veterans, and Grangeway involved community members have been doing recently as part of the Trust’s Grow and Share project, make use of those tatty old wellies you have lying around by filling them with soil and using them to plant strawberries! It is a fun and delicious way to add a little quirkiness to your garden, and to recycle your old footwear.

Recycle Waste Water

The next time you cook rice, don’t just throw the used water down the drain. Instead, use it as a natural fertilizer in the garden. Providing natural minerals for the garden, the rice water is an environmentally safe and chemical-free way to provide nutrients to your plants.

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