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Horticulture Vinegar:
Soil acidity tester:
Spray Vinegar on your garden and be amazed what happens.
5. Kills weeds
An excellent natural herbicide, normal white vinegar can be used to control unruly plants in your garden. Acetic acid in vinegar dries weeds out and kills them easily and effectively. Apply the vinegar should be done with a spray bottle that is full of white vinegar and 2 teaspoons of dish soap to help it stick to the leaves. Ideally spray the vinegar during a hot sunny day in the morning to amplify the drying power of the vinegar on the weeds. Spray the leaves as well as the roots for maximum effect. If it rains you’ll likely have to reapply the spray. If normal white vinegar doesn’t work you can pick up some stronger horticulture vinegar which we’ll link below that’ll need to be diluted down to 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar.
4. Deter Pests and Animals
Most creatures insect or furry don’t like the smell of vinegar and will stay away at all costs. Rodents, raccoons, deer, cats, moles, skunks, and rabbits will all steer clear of your property simply soaking some old clothes or rags in vinegar and placing them around your property. Vinegar can be sprayed to stop the building of an ant hill or to deter bugs fruit flies and snails.
3. Removes Rust From Garden Tools
Do you have old rusty tools that you wish were shiny and new again? Vinegar is an effective cleaning tool on rusty, spray your tools with a healthy amount of vinegar then wrap it with paper towel and a plastic bag. Repeat this step for each tool that is rusty then let the vinegar sit on the tools for a full day. The next day you want to scrub the tools with a brush and baking soda neutralize the acidity then wash clean. Just like that your garden tools are new again.
2. Fungus and Mold Removal
Heavily shaded plants may develop fungus or mold spraying these plants with vinegar will help remove that mold and vinegar. This same technique works to remove mold in your house as well.
1. Acidify the Soil
Plants that thrive with more acidic soil will benefit from being sprayed with vinegar. Begonias, gardenias, blue hydrangea, holly, azalea, bleeding heart, blueberries and pine trees. First off you’ll want to test your soil’s acidity which can be actually done with a tester we’ve linked below.
If your soil needs more acidity then add 2 tablespoons of vinegar to 1 gallon or 3.8 liters of water. Water your plants thoroughly then check the ph daily to see where it’s at. If you are so inclined you can monitor and change the ph per plant for the ideal growing conditions.

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