Working at your summer cottage is not at all easy. Work on the ground requires attention, accuracy and dedication, a willingness to spend a lot of time and effort to achieve a result.
However, there are ways to make working at the dacha easier and even more enjoyable than it can be. How to achieve all this - see the new review.
1. Planting seedlings
Seedlings in plastic bottles.
Plastic bottles of different sizes make convenient and practical containers for seedlings. It's also a great way to recycle plastic in an environmentally friendly way.
2. Waste coffee
Fertilizing the soil with used coffee.
In winter, put the waste grounds and tea leaves in a specially designated container. In spring, the collected waste can be used as an effective fertilizer that will enrich the soil with nitrogen and significantly accelerate plant growth.
3. Insect bait
We attract beneficial insects to the garden.
Ladybugs, bumblebees, bees and lacewings belong to the category of beneficial insects and are indispensable helpers for gardeners in the fight against aphids and other pests. Sugar syrup will help attract these wonderful insects to your garden, which should be sprayed on the soil near plants that are often attacked by pests.
4. Mixed beds
Protection of plants from pests.
It is known that insects find plants by smell. Therefore, fragrant plants such as nasturtium, bitter wormwood, peppermint, calendula and garlic will help scare away harmful insects from vegetables. Sow these plants in sparse patches in vegetable beds for a blooming garden and a rich harvest.
5. Hanger for gloves
Hanger for gloves.
So that gloves for working in the garden are not lost and are always at hand, equip them with a special hanger with clothespins instead of hooks. You can hang it on the porch wall, on the fence, or on the barn where the gardening tool is stored.
6. Phone cuff
Fixation of a mobile phone.
In order to always stay in touch and not lose your phone during gardening work, make an original cuff-retainer for it. To do this, cut off the upper part from any sock, put it on the arm above the elbow or on the leg, fold it in half and put your phone in the resulting pocket.
7. Garbage containers
Old car tires, painted brightly colored and stacked on top of one another, can make charming and roomy dumpsters that will help secure trash bags securely and prevent waste from scattering or scattering around your garden.
8. Original flower beds
Flower bed in the stump.
Do not rush to uproot old stumps. Instead, turn them into original flower beds. To create a flower bed, cut out the middle of the stump, fill the resulting depression with earth and plant flowers. Soon, nondescript stumps will bloom and turn into stunning flower beds.
9. Storage of small garden tools
Competent storage of garden tools.
To keep the blades of small gardening tools always clean and sharp, store all shovels, hoes and pruners in a bucket filled with pebbles or sand.
10. Seeding markers
Homemade seeding markers.
With the help of special sowing markers, you can make several holes for seeds at once. In addition, making such a useful device is not at all difficult using wine corks and plywood or cardboard egg trays and an unnecessary drawer cover.
11. Sweet tomatoes
Delicious tomatoes in the garden.
Add some baking soda to the soil where the tomatoes are growing to make the tomatoes juicy and sweet.
12. Markers and tags
After planting the seeds, do not forget to mark the planting sites with special markers and tags. To do this, you can use a variety of materials, for example: plastic forks, knives, spoons, wooden sticks, painted stones and any other materials at hand.
13. Roses in potatoes
Cuttings of roses in potatoes.
Do you want to plant beautiful roses in your area? Then, in the midst of flowering, cut off from the existing rosebush several even young shoots as thick as a pencil, cut them into cuttings about 15-20 centimeters long, stick the shoots into the young potatoes and plant them in the ground. Potatoes will always keep the sprouts in a humid environment, which will allow them to take root faster.
14. Foot washer
Pebble tray for washing feet.
To prevent households from spreading dirt and sand around the house after visiting the river or playing with the ground, put a special pallet with pebbles on the porch, on which you can easily wash your feet.
15. Wasp trap
Wasp and hornet trap.
If wasps and hornets are in the habit of flying to your site to refresh themselves, while frightening children and causing discomfort to household members, make a special trap that will help scare away insects. To do this, cut off the neck from a plastic bottle, and pour a little sweet syrup into the lower part. Unscrew the cap from the cut-off neck and install it in a bottle with a funnel-like bait. The finished trap can be hung on a tree or placed near the house. It is better to do this in the spring, when the summer cottage is rarely visited.
16. Fertilizing flowers
Banana peel for flower fertilization.
Banana peels are an excellent natural fertilizer for flowers. Moreover, it can be used in a variety of forms: raw, dried, fried, frozen, in the form of infusion or compost. The easiest way is to chop fresh banana peels and bury them in the ground under the flowers. Such fertilization will soon revive even the most stunted plants.