Vinegar Uses for the Garden

3:40 PM Posted by jo

I think one of the best things to have at home is vinegar since it has so many uses. I like to use Bragg's Raw Apple Cider Vinegar for various things related to health. For example, I mix apple cider vinegar and few drops of essential oils and use as a hair rinse and I use it in skin care. I add the same vinegar to my dog's food, use it in my salsa, and I use it as a rinse for my dog.  I also add it to my health drink.

Regular distilled white vinegar is  mainly used for cleaning and laundry at my house,  but I also use it for the garden. Here are some tips on how you can use distilled white vinegar in the garden:

  • Spray full strength vinegar on the weeds to kill them, but make sure you don't spray on the grass next to it.
  • Use undiluted vinegar to kill grass between bricks and sidewalk cracks.
  • Spray vinegar on  areas where ants normally gather or enter the house to keep them away.
  • Eliminate the anthill by pouring in undiluted vinegar.
  • Soak old clay pots in vinegar to remove old salt build up.
  • Sprinkle vinegar on areas to keep cats away. Especially where you don't want them to sleep, walk or scratch.
  • Clean your birdbath by scrubbing it with vinegar.
  • Get rid of rust on tools or bolts by soaking them in vinegar for a few days.
  • Sanitize the outdoor furniture with a cloth soaked in vinegar.
  • You can increase the acidity in the soil by adding vinegar to the watering can.
  • To catch moths: mixture of 2 parts white distilled vinegar and 1 part molasses. Place mixture in tin can and hang in a tree.
  • You can put cotton balls soaked in vinegar in a 35mm film container. Poke a hole in the top and put in the garden to keep rabbits from eating your plants.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to 1 gallon of water to clean plastic patio furniture.
  • Soak the outdoor fountain pump in vinegar to remove any mineral deposits.
  • Rub your hands with vinegar to remove berry stains on your hands.
  • Use it to remove mold on things left outside.
 As you can see vinegar has many uses, is inexpensive and it doesn't compromise your health! Add some essential oils if you can't stand the smell.


Johanna is an aromatherapist she is passionate about educating people about health, essential oils, real food, natural remedies, and nutrition so they make healthier choices in their lives.   

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