9 Insanely Easy Hacks Every Gardener Should Know

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Overhead shot of potted plants and gardening tools.
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Whether you're a seasoned gardening pro with an enviably groomed landscape or a self-proclaimed plant killer with a dismal track record, there are a few easy ways you can up your gardening game. We know you're already savvy enough to seek out ingenious products that save you time, money and energy in the garden, like Roundup's new Sure Shot Wand® which gets rid of pesky intruders without compromising your precious plants (and doesn't require you bending over!). Here, we share a few nifty gardening hacks you probably don't know.

Use a Wine Bottle to Water Your Plants the Easy Way

Self-watering tip

Yes, your plants can practically water themselves!

Make a Soil Scoop From a Milk Jug

Milk jug soil scoop

Inexpensive, eco-conscious and effective.

Use a Shoe Organizer to Store Seeds

Shoe organizer seed storage

With this handy organization system, you can easily keep track of your seeds and when you want to plant them. It's like having a personal assistant for your green thumb.

Water Seedlings With a Pump Sprayer

Water seedlings with a pump sprayer

Give them just the right amount of water.

Clean Tools With Sand and Vegetable Oil

Clean tools

Fill a five gallon bucket with sand and mix in two quarts of vegetable oil. Insert the tool you want to clean into the bucket, and repeat until it's shiny as new!

Use an Old Hose as a Pruning Saw Sheath

Hose as pruning saw sheath

Keep sharp edges covered with this inexpensive solution.

Sharpen Tools With a Metal File

Sharpen tools with a metal file

Making garden tools as good as new couldn't be easier.

Stop Soil Loss With Coffee Filters

Stop soil lose with coffee filters.

Prevent soil from escaping through that pesky drainage hole with a coffee filter.

Use Plastic Bottles to Save Soil

Use plastic bottles to save soil

Rocks are heavy. Empty plastic bottles will just as effectively save soil and provide drainage for your plants. AND you'll be able to easily transport your potted plants.

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9 Hacks Every Gardener Should Know

Whether you're a seasoned gardening pro with an enviably groomed landscape or a self-proclaimed plant killer with a dismal track record, there are a few easy ways you can up your gardening game. We know you're already savvy enough to seek out ingenious products that save you time, money and energy in the garden, like Roundup's new Sure Shot Wand® which gets rid of pesky intruders without compromising your precious plants (and doesn't require you bending over!). Here, we share a few nifty gardening hacks you probably don't know.