HOW TO HONE YOUR GREEN THUMB WITH SALT
Everyone enjoys admiring nature’s beauty in healthy flowers and plants. Salt can actually come in handy for those wanting to hone their green thumbs and fill their homes with flora or enjoy a well-tended garden outside.
We’ve pulled together a few ways you can use salt in your homes to make gardening easier, keep the weeds at bay, and make your flower arrangements healthy and happier for longer.
Cleaning flower vases - To remove deposits caused by flowers and water, rub with salt; if you cannot reach the deposits to rub them, put a strong salt solution in the vase and shake, then wash the vase with soap and water.
Keeping cut flowers fresh - A dash of salt added to the water in a flower vase will keep cut flowers fresh longer.
Holding artificial flowers - Artificial flowers can be held in an artistic arrangement by pouring salt into the container, adding a little cold water and then arranging the flowers. The salt will solidify as it dries and hold the flowers in place.
Keeping patios weed-free - If weeds or unwanted grass come up between patio bricks or blocks, carefully spread salt between the bricks and blocks, then sprinkle with water or wait for rain to wet it down.
Killing poison ivy - Mix three pounds of salt with a gallon of soapy water and apply to leaves and stems with a sprayer.