Handy Little Gardening and Outdoor Tricks of the Trade

Handy Little Gardening and Outdoor Tricks of the Trade

by Ann Harrison

Do you love the outdoors, but don’t have a clue how to make gardening fun? Here are a few creative and nifty little tips for making your porch, patio, or lawn an enjoyable place to spend time with the family during those days when it’s too beautiful to stay indoors.

Image Credit: Flickr
Image Credit: Flickr

Take Your Coffee Outside

If you want to take a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or tee outside while you do some gardening, or you just want to sit and enjoy the sunshine, but you don’t have a table, Here’s a handy way to make a table. Look through your stash of clay pots and saucers, until you fine one that’s just the right size. Turn the pot upside down, place the saucer on the bottom, and there you have a place to put your coffee cup while you’re “playing in the dirt.” Once you’ve had your morning coffee, you can use your little table for a bird bath by filling the saucer with fresh water.

Give Your Potted Plants a Drink with Vegetable Water

When you boil or steam your vegetables, here’s a fabulous way of putting your vegetable water to good use, if you don’t drink it yourself. Instead of dumping that water down the drain, why not pour it over your potted plants. You’ll be absolutely blown away by how much better your plants thrive on the vitamins in the vegetable broth.

No Need to Search for Garden Twine

If you are in need of a bit of garden twine, but can never find it, here’s a tip for keeping that pesky twine handy whenever you need it. Place a ball or spool of twine in a small flower pot, poke the end through the drain hole at the bottom. Turn it upside down, and set it aside in your garden for future use. you’ll never have to hunt for twine again.

As with all activities, gardening needs reliable tools to work your magic in the garden. Check ElectroSawHQ for some tools to help with trimming and taking care of weeds.

For more simple little gardening tricks, visit http://www.hgtv.com/design/outdoor-design/landscaping-and-hardscaping/14-simple-gardening-tips-and-tricks. Feel free to share your own tips and tricks in the comments below.

About the Author

Ann Harrison is a totally blind author, who grew up in the small town of Rochelle, Georgia, and has moved back to her family home after living in North Georgia for several years. Ann has written many articles of general interest for a number of clients since June of 2010, including the Cordele Dispatch. She has also published a short story entitled “The Big Climb” in Awethology Light. Ann also published a story entitled “The Woods” in December Awethology Light Volume by The #Awethors. She is currently working on several novels, and a self-help book. To read more of Ms. Harrison’s inspirational writings, visit her blog at www.wwannwrites.wordpress.com.

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