We all know that a great kitchen is defined by the first reaction a person has when they enter it. The biggest and usually what stands out first is the flat countertop that is usually there in every kitchen. You may have an amazing kitchen but the countertop might throw it all off. We suggest that every kitchen have a different unique but elegant countertop to complete it. Below we have tried to give you a compilation of ideas that will work great in any kitchen, enjoy!
1.Pot landscaping is great for your garden especially when you plant according to the season. All you need to do is pick a hole, fill in with a pot so whenever you want to plant something all you need to do is place a slightly smaller plant pot inside the one in the hole.
2.Peanuts are great when it comes to drainage; they save money as they are cheaper than soil and lighten the weight of flower pots that are bigger. After you put the peanuts in the flower pot be sure to add a layer of landscape fabric to avoid the soil sinking into the peanuts.
3.Every morning when you make eggs be sure to save the shells for later on, they are great for adding calcium to the soil. All you need to do is blend them and sprinkle it over the soil. Egg shells are a great source of calcium
5.If you want to garden but don’t have enough space to do so or live in an apartment this trick is for you. Use a Rubbermaid Container to start your mini garden. It’s lightweight, easy to store on a balcony. To make it even lighter fill the bottom with peanuts and add a layer of garden to keep the fabric separated from the peanuts.
6.We all know diapers are great for retaining moisture, if you live in a very hot place or the summers are a bit too intense, use a diaper to help retain moisture.
7.Epsom salt is rich in magnesium and sulfate which are crucial to plant life. If you want a healthy glowing garden make sure to use it. Add a table spoon to the soil while plants and sprinkle some over the soil once the plants are mature.
8.When you boil vegetables some of the nutrients get into the water, which makes it perfect to use when fertilizing your plants. Wait for the water to cool down.
9.Seedlings will thrive off the nutrients in a citrus peel. Starts your little garden there then later transport the whole thing into the soil, just don’t forget to poke holes in the peel to help with drainage.
10.Cinder blocks can be used to make a raised garden. It’s easier to maintain the garden as the blocks help separate some of the herbs.
11.Coffee filters are great for plant pots as they keep the soil from falling out./
12.Seedlings need a good base to grow well, an egg shell is full of calcium. Starts your little garden there then later transport the whole thing into the soil, this is a money saving idea.
13.If you would love to start a rose garden but keep failing or have no idea what to do. Your garden will blossom.
14.Invasive plants are a gardener’s worst nightmare. In order to limit the root growth cut off the plastic bottom of a pot and bury into the ground. It will save you from a lot of trouble later on.
15.To have better water retention in your soil place an empty plastic nursery pot with holes into the ground and plant your plants around the pot.
16.Seedlings need a good start to flourish, use an empty recycled plastic bottle to make a mini green house.
17.A little pinch never hurt anybody. Pinch your herbs to give them a good healthy glow and a boost in growth.
18.If you have a spare trash can use it to collect your rain water so that your plants will always have water readily available.
19.If your garden is a bit busy and you want something to calm it down a bit use a dry creek bed made from stones. Not only will this look good it will redirect water flow and help with drainage.
20.Weeds are not anything anyone wants, neither are harmful chemicals. Why not make your own weed killer this will insure you don’t use anything harmful in your garden. The ingredients are probably in your kitchen and all you need to do is mix them. When applying the mixture make sure you stay clear of grass or plants. Focus more on sidewalks and paths you wish to be clear of plants.