Uses of vinegar in the garden

Vinegar is often used in the kitchen to make delicious recipes. But, did you know that we can also use it to take care of our plants? In fact, it can help us keep the population of snails and molluscs under control, repel cats and dogs, and combat insects that cause pests and fungi that cause so much damage.

Next, we tell you the uses of vinegar in the garden and on the patio so that you no longer have to worry about anything.


  • 1 Get rid of mushrooms with vinegar
  • 2 Control the snails
  • 3 Lowers the pH of the water
  • 4 Remove unwanted weeds
  • 5 Get a higher percentage of germination
  • 6 Repels cats and dogs

Get rid of fungus with vinegar


Fungi can seriously affect plants, since when we see them, it is usually because they have already spread more than we would have wanted. But there is a solution that can be effective: mix three small tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in 4 liters of water .

control the snails

Snails are mollusks that love to eat grass, and even cacti, so it is necessary to protect plants from them, especially if you live in an area where it rains regularly. To do this, spray around the plants , at a distance of about 30cm from the trunk or stem.

Lower the pH of the water

PH meter

Not all plants grow well in the same soils or receiving the same water. An example of this are acid-loving plants, such as Japanese maples or gardenias , which can only live in acidic soils, that is, with a low pH (between 4 and 6).

If the water in your area has a lot of lime, add a cup of vinegar to 4 liters of water , and water with the mixture.

Remove unwanted wild weeds

Vinegar is a powerful herbicide. Use it to eliminate those herbs that are in inappropriate corners. You just have to boil 2 tablespoons of salt and five tablespoons of vinegar in 1 liter of water , and use while hot.

Get a higher percentage of germination

Custard apple seeds

Sowing seeds is a very interesting experience, but it is even more so when more than you had thought germinate. A trick to increase the germination rate is to sand them a little (give them two or three passes with sandpaper), and then submerge them in 500ml of warm water to which you will have diluted 125ml of vinegar and a little liquid soap .

Repels cats and dogs

These animals usually relieve themselves where they do not like. Thus, if you have dogs and/or cats and want to protect your garden, spray on walls, furniture, etc. (never on plants) with vinegar to repel them.

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