Save Your Garden Sprays

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Here are a few different options to save your garden this summer... keep bugs, squirrels, birds - off, and an easy way to kill weeds! The best part - it's super inexpensive! You can find more on my blog Chas' Crazy Creations


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For the different sprays you'll need:


Water, some Dish soap (Amazon),  Red Hot or Tabasco (Amazon), Squirt Bottle (I will be using a 32oz bottle/1 qt./4 cups) (Amazon) and vinegar.

First up: Bug spray!


Put 4 cups of water in a squirt bottle.


(Since my bottle was 4 cups in size, I reduced the water just slightly to give the next step room.)


Add 1 tsp of dish soap.


Put the lid on and use this to spray on bugs on your plants. Don't forget the underside of the leaves too. You'll need to make sure it lands on the bugs and be careful as it will kill the good bugs too. The soap dissolves the bug's outer shell.

Next Spray: A Red Pepper Spray


Just like the above put 4 cups in a squirt bottle, 1 tsp. dish soap, and add 1 Tbsp. Red Hot.


(Since my bottle was 4 cups in size, I reduced the water just slightly to leave room for the Red Hot.)

Mix, and spray on your plants. This is meant to keep the Deer, Squirrels, Mice, Birds, etc off your plants. Wear gloves to protect yourself from the red pepper when using this one. Test the plant in a small space first to make sure the plant can handle it, wait 4 days to see. Spray once per week, and if it rains you'll need to re-apply.

Weed Killer!


Pour boiling water onto weeds and it will kill them. No harmful chemicals going into your garden.

Weed Killer - opt 2


Spray vinegar onto your weeds, the acidity eats at the weed and kills it. *It will kill grass too, so this one is a great use for weeds in mulch, rocks, etc.

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  • Mary Murphy Mary Murphy on Apr 27, 2021

    I have an issue with ants already and it's only the end of April. What can I use indoors that is animal (cats) friendly. I heard putting some corn starch on a paper towel near their food would help. I've tried bay leaves, I've tried wetting a paper towel slightly and put Dawn dishsoapon it.

  • Mary Hill Mary Hill on Apr 28, 2021

    Any suggest on how to get rid of ants outside has to be something pet safe

  • Kat Kat on May 04, 2021

    You say that the first spray will kill “good bugs too”. How do you know which they are and how not to kill them??

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