5 Fascinating Fertiliser and Pesticide Alternatives
November 4, 2015 | HOW TO GUIDES
It is important to ensure that your garden is safe from bugs and weeds, as well as ensuring that your plants are kept safe and fresh. And so we understand that it can be difficult to maintain your garden in an eco-friendly manner, and not to forget costly! This is why we have come up with 5 useful fertiliser and pesticide alternatives for your home garden, which is presented below. This will guarantee to overcome high cost expenses by using home products and time consumption for you.
- Vinegar and Lime Juice
Gently mix 18 percent undiluted acidity vinegar with 1 tablespoon of lime juice in a spray bottle to kill any potential growing weeds. These two ingredients mixed together are more effective and builds strength since it enhances the acidity levels. This approach is not just eco-friendly, but also wonderfully pet-friendly!
- Boiling Water
This technique is cost effective and very easy to achieve, by simply pouring hot boiling water using a pot with a handle, to kill weeds in concrete cracks. To ensure that you are getting the most of out using this technique, ensure that you are not pouring too close to the root of the plant.
- Coffee Grounds
Who would have even thought that a cup of coffee could be so eco-friendly! Using coffee grounds acts as a great fertiliser, since it contains elements of acidity ad nitrogen, which helps the growth of vegetables and plants. Furthermore, adding coffee grounds to your soil can help build texture and fertility as well as growing its nutritional value.
- Egg Shells
Who would have even thought that your morning eggs could be so eco-friendly! Egg shells are a great source of calcium carbonate when placed onto your garden soil. Simply, wash and air dry the egg shells, then grind them in a pestle and mortar until it becomes a powdery consistency and spread them around your plants.
- Orange Peels
Orange peels contain d-limonene, a highly strong fragrance which keeps the bugs away! Simply blend as many orange peels in a blender, and then sprinkle them across onto your soil. Furthermore, if any of your plants are damaged, them simply rub the orange peel against the affected area to heal it.