With the winter months starting to come to an end, it’s time to start looking at your garden and get it in shape. Below are a few tips on how to make spring gardening a snap.

Tip #1: Clay pots are essential to every garden; unfortunately, they have a tendency to form salt deposits that can severely damage plants. A good way to get rid of this stubborn problem is to use a vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and water solution. Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle and use a plastic brush to scrub off the deposits.

Tip #2: It is no secret working in the garden is a dirty job. Dirt underneath the fingernails can be very annoying and hard to get fully clean. One-way to avoid this issue altogether; before gardening, drag fingernails across a bar of soap. The accumulated soap will effectively seal the fingernails, thus preventing dirt from getting underneath.

Tip #3: String trimmers are one of the best inventions for a gardener. However, the lines can sometimes jam or snap. To keep this from happening, spray vegetable oil over the lines before installing.

Tip #4: An interesting hack, take a long-handled tool and lay it on the ground next to a measuring tape. Using a permanent marker, write inch and foot marks on the handle. Now spacing plants is a quick, easy process.

Tip #5: Another great hack, take garden twine and put the ball in a small clay pot. Pull the end of the twine through the hole, and leave the pot upside down. Now isnít that a handy and simple way to ensure there is always twine available?

What kinds of gardening hacks do you like to use? We want to hear from you, so let us know your tips and ideas in the comments section.

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