Garden DIY

Fallen leaves can be a nuisance and sometimes considered as a back-breaking job that no one wants to deal with. But what most people do not know is that, leaves that falls to the ground have a great upside and terrific uses not only for gardener but also for non-gardeners alike. Here are some of them.

4 Best Things You Can Do To Your Fallen Leaves



1. Compost

Leaves which are filled with leaf molds and rich in nutrients should not be discarded and thrown away. Why not pile them in a single location and turn it into compost and in about 5-6 months, you will have great compost that you can use in your garden.






Don’t have much space in your garden? Well, why not try using trellis. Trellis is a great space saver. It is also perfect for vertical gardening and acts as a protection for plants from garden pests.


Here are 8 Trellis Designs that you can incorporate in your Garden


Super-cheap-trellis JPEG

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1. Cheap trellis

This trellis is so easy to make. All you need are wooden stakes, nails with wooden ends, and spray paint if available. Assemble your wooden stakes into diamond frames and fix it with your wooden ended nails. When done, spray it with paint and set it to dry. Done!






Ever since gardeners went organic in their vegetable gardens, natural remedies for common garden pests have shot off the roof. Many store depots that concentrates on gardening products went overtime in developing environment friendly, inexpensive, and readily available ingredients that can be made to combat these common and destructive garden problems. In fact, gardeners also went on to experiment on what is the best solution for their own garden problems until they perfected their own formulas on how to  stop and control the different problems that have risen in their area. Today, there are so many ways on how to deal with common garden problems organically. Here are some of them.

Also Read: 11 Organic Ways to Battle Common Garden Pests

Here are 8 Organic Remedies for Dealing with Common Problems in the Garden:


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1. Soap as Insecticide

Aphids, spider mites, and white flies are all allergic to liquid soap. Just mix in a container a table spoon of liquid soap and a gallon of water. Mix it properly then transfer the mixture in a sprayer. Spray the soap spray solution to the leaves of the plants in your garden. Make sure that both sides of the plants leaves are sprayed with your soap spray solution.


We are talking about unique tricks here! So go and read on to keep those weeds away:


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1. Newspapers

Put a thick layer of those old newspapers you have in your home, on top of the soil. Prepare your beds, then your compost, and put your soaker hose down, before putting the newsaper down. Thay way, you can be sure that your plants are watered, while those weed seeds that land on top, don’t. Also, tear a hole in the newspaper where you would place the seeds. In time, it would decompose too, which will add humus to the soil.



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Who doesn’t have the urge to search for cheap alternative materials that we could use for everyday life? Surely, most of us do. Well, we found out that plain old kitchen cinnamon has many great uses for your plants. So spice things up and check these 6 of the best things cinnamon can do for your greeneries:


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1. Rooting hormone

See those chemical stuffs they sell for this purpose? Forget that. Just apply cinnamon powder onto your plants’ stems, when cutting.