White vinegar isn’t just used for cooking. Here are 10 clever reasons to use it in the garden – Life Hacks Tips

White vinegar isn’t just used for cooking. Here are 10 clever reasons to use it in the garden


Gardeners are always looking for quick and inexpensive ways to solve garden problems. You don’t want to waste time rushing to town to purchase an expensive and harmful chemical that doesn’t work well. It may surprise you that the solution is already in your kitchen.

Vinegar can be used in many ways to protect and beautify your garden. You can mix it with other ingredients or use it on its own to solve many urgent garden problems. These 1o tips will help you create the beautiful garden of your dreams — with vinegar!

1. Deter the family cat

While we love our pets, no one likes when they dig up the garden. You can easily deter them with household vinegar. The Nest recommends spraying it around your garden to deter neighborhood cats from using your soil as a litter box.

2. Natural weed killer

Weeds are the enemy of any gardener. You don’t want to introduce harmful chemicals to your garden. Sara, the Budget Savvy Diva, recommends using a combination of vinegar, Dawn dish soap and salt to create an effective, safe vinegar weed killer. ​

3. Clean rusty tools

To work efficiently, garden tools must be free from rust. Since they often live outside, keeping them rust free can be a challenge. You don’t have to scrub them with steel wool. A soak in a vinegar solution can easily return them to their best shape. Find the step-by-step process here.

4. Test your soil

Soil balance is essential to beautiful blooms and plentiful vegetables. If you aren’t seeing good garden production, your soil may be out of balance. Vinegar offers a quick and easy way to see the pH values in your soil. Create a vinegar soil test by following this tutorial.

5. Clean copper garden fixtures

Copper can be a beautiful shiny touch for your garden. If you don’t like the green patina and want to restore your copper garden decor to a shiny finish, follow this tutorial on cleaning copper with vinegar.

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