A jar of Vaseline in your home can do wonders in your garden! Here are some awesome Vaseline Uses and Hacks that really work!
You must have a little jar of Vaseline at home for topical application, but do you know that you can use it in your yard too? Check out some beneficial Vaseline Uses and Hacks that will come quite handy in the garden!
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Vaseline Uses and Hacks
1. Keep Your Tools Rust Free
Keep garden tools in top-notch condition by using Vaseline. Apply a layer of vaseline on blades and edges after working with tools to protect them from rust.
2. Get Rid of Ants
Vaseline works well in controlling ants and other insects like them due to its thick and sticky texture. So, if you’re facing the ant invasion in your home or garden–dab some Vaseline on their entry points, hideouts, and trails.
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3. Keep Squirrels Away from Bird Feeders and Birdhouses
One of the coolest Vaseline uses in this list. It is a chemical-free, safe, and natural trick to keep squirrels away from bird feeders or anywhere you don’t want them to be–coat the bird feeder pole with petroleum jelly.
This will create a slippery surface for them, and they’ll stay away from bird feeders.
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4. Apply Vaseline on Your Hands after Gardening
Apply Vaseline on your hands after working with soil in the garden to moisturize them. Dermatologists recommend Vaseline for dry skin and eczema. It is safe from chemicals and inexpensive.
5. Make Fake Plants Clean and Shiny
Rubbing vaseline on the leaves of real plants can be detrimental. However, you can make your fake plants look shiny and natural by rubbing a little vaseline!
6. Discourage Insects from Climbing up on Trees
Vaseline can be of great help if you want to discourage insects climbing up on plants and trees in your garden, especially ants that are notorious for their aphid and mealybug farming. P
Coat a thick band like Vaseline layer around the tree trunk, stem, or plant stalk (avoid smearing Vaseline on plant leaves). This will trap the ants and stop their traffic.
Note: You’ll need to reapply Vaseline after 3-4 days!
7. Fix Squeaking Doors or Swing in the Yard
Apply a layer of vaseline on the squeaking hinges of doors or swings in the yard to eliminate the unwanted noise.
8. Soothe Bug Bites