Gardens come in all size and shapes. All gardens, however, have common enemies, and it is pests and weeds. It is important to get rid of these to keep your garden fresh and beautiful. These are a few tips to protect and nourish your plants.
1. Use Coffee Grounds – Coffee grounds contain nutrients like copper, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. All these nutrients act as a source of fertilizer improving the structure of soil. Coffee grounds also protect plants from fungal and bacterial infections.
2. Cinnamon Powder – Small seeds are vulnerable to fungal growth on their stems. Cinnamon powder must be spread on the stems to protect them from fungal growth.
3. Herbs – If you wish to spend a peaceful evening in your garden, make sure it is free of mosquitoes. A great way to reduce the number of mosquitoes is to plant herbs in the garden. Natural mosquito deterrents (herbs) include Citronella Geranium, Lemon Grass, Marigold (Lemon Gem), Lemon Thyme, Catnip and Ageratum (Artist Purple).
4. Vinegar – It helps to kill weeds. The nature of weeds is to compete with plants for soil and other essential nutrients. It is vital to remove weeds once you spot them. There are 2 kinds ways, organic and chemical, to kill weeds. But for more eco-friendlier option, vinegar is more suitable. Spraying vinegar with mixture of salt, lemon juice and dish soap helps to remove the weeds.
You can always take tips from landscaping services in Sydney for more options.