If you are a fan of gardening, then you’ve probably encountered some difficulty keeping your garden in good shape. You’ve probably even struggled with an invasion of different types of bugs and animals. As a result, you may have tried a lot of expensive and time-consuming solutions to protect your garden.
But did you know that there are some simple hacks using baby powder that can help effectively manage your garden? It’s true! You can use baby powder in your garden to help combat ants, aphids, beetles, rabbits, and other pesky animals. And, you can also use baby powder for other helpful hacks around the house.
Check out these easy hacks for using baby power at home and in your garden.
Baby powder will help keep rabbits out of your garden. Rabbits do not like the smell or taste of baby powder, so sprinkle the powder around your garden. Just make sure to retreat the area, as the powder is likely to blow away if it’s windy or rainy.
Ants are one of the most annoying pests. They can plague your home and garden. But you can sprinkle baby powder around the foundation of your house, in doorways, and in your garden to deter ants. They don’t like baby powder and will avoid it.
Just like ants and rabbits, beetles don’t like baby powder. You can use a little bit of powder on plant leaves to repel Japanese beetles and other beetle types, who don’t like the taste of the powder. Just remember to reapply the powder if it rains or there’s a heavy wind.
One of the biggest garden pests are aphids, otherwise called whiteflies, blackflies, greenflies, or plant lice. Just sprinkle some baby powder wherever there are aphids in your garden. This will help keep these unpleasant pests away from your precious garden.
Just as baby powder works at deterring the above pests from invading your garden, it can work the same on just about any basic pest. Most pests just don’t like how it feels on their paws, so they stay away.
Prevent Root Rot
Just as in the garden, baby powder can also help with certain things inside your house. One of those things is preventing root rot in your indoor bulbs. Just spread a tiny bit of baby powder dust on the bulbs. Do so by putting the bulbs into a Ziplock bag. Then add in a few tablespoons of baby powder. Seal the bag, and then shake it up. Then, when you plant the bulbs, mice won’t eat the roots and the roots won’t rot.
Get Rid of Shoe Odor
Whether you spend time in the garden or just running errands, your shoes can get pretty stinky. So, add a bit of baby powder into your footwear to absorb mold and foul odors.
Reduce Tool Friction
Certain tools create friction on your hands when you use them. To help minimize friction when you handle your tools so your hands don’t slip from being too sweaty or get blistered from being too dry, apply baby powder to your tools. This hack can help on tools like shovels, shears, and spades.
Enhance Glove Comfort
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If you’re tired of your hands getting dry and chaffed in your gardening gloves, try this tip for relief: Add a little baby powder into your gloves. This will keep your hands dryer and smoother as you garden.