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7 Simple Home Gardening Hacks

By Katie

Updated: August 23rd, 2018

Yay a weekend of gardening… Said no one ever! Seriously if you like to slave away your weekends in the "7 Simple Home Gardening Hacks"

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Yay a weekend of gardening… Said no one ever! Seriously if you like to slave away your weekends in the hot sun with dirt under your nails, rose thorn scratches and a back ache to last at least a week, we’re impressed.

But if that doesn’t float your boat, don’t worry we’ve got some great home gardening hacks that won’t break your back.

Vertical garden

Yes you could build a custom vertical planter out of pallets and it would look amazing, but why not just get a cheap shoe organiser from The Reject Shop and make it easy on yourself.

vertical garden hack

Source: Buzzfeed


Keep the critters (and slugs) at bay with some beer which will help to kills them.

Source: Buzzfeed

Keep it fresh

Make sure your plants look fantastic all year round by planting flowers still in their pots. This means you can also easily colour coordinate for a season or make easy replacements if one dies.

gardening hacks
Source: Buzzfeed

There are plenty of ideas to keep your backyard looking great all year round, just take a look at these quirky gardening ideas.


For an easy watering can use a milk bottle, poke holes in the top and fill with water. This means you can adjust the water levels to how you want. A milk bottle can also be cut to make a shovel for dirt with filling pots etc.

gardening hack
Source: Buzzfeed

Effective replanting

If you need to repot or move plants, by soaking the root ball and new soil they won’t crumble apart and also stay moist.

It can be a lot of work though, so it might be a good idea to get some additional gardening help.

Natural fertiliser

Pour your left over rice water over your garden for a chemical-free way to provide nutrients to your plants.

ricewater-gardening hack

Source: Health and Healthy Living

DIY irrigation

It’s not as hard as you think to make your own irrigation system, all you need is a few water bottles dug next to a plant which you’ve cut holes into, and fill with water when required.

waterbottle irrigation
Source: The Greenists

Got any more home gardening hacks? Let us know in the comments below!



Marketing Communications Manager Katie is bright, bubbly and slightly obsessed with sport whether it's watching or playing in social teams. She also enjoys music and the fact that she can walk to and from the beach.

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  1. Dion

    Great ideas!

  2. Garden Shed

    Again great idea for recycling used stuff. Thanks for sharing