You use vinegar a great deal in your kitchen and likely the rest of your home, but did you know that it can really help you in the garden as well? Read on to see suggestions!

Ant repellent

If you have ant pests, you can deter them by spraying a vinegar and water mix on the anthills and the places you don’t want to find ants. You can use white vinegar or apple cider vinegar, and to make the mixture, you simply mix water and vinegar 1:1. Search out the paths the ants use, the areas they tend to want to go to. Spray these areas. The ants do not like the smell of the vinegar, so they will stay away!

Get your clay pots clean again

Your clay pots make lovely settings for your potted plants outdoors in the summer. They keep the dirt cool around the plant’s roots, keep water from sitting in the plant’s roots, and have that lovely burnished look. As you pull them out of storage to plant your annuals, you may notice that they look dirty and dingy. That is from the calcium, minerals and salts they have absorbed over time from the dirt, fertilizers and even the water that they have been exposed to. The good news is that you can wipe them down well with vinegar and all this is easily removed, returning your clay pots to the gorgeous original beatury you love.

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