Five lemon juice tricks to help you preserve the greenery and beauty of your garden and plants.
Feeding and fertilizing the soil
Research from the University of Hawaii has demonstrated the benefits of lemon juice for regulating the pH of soil and aiding in the nourishment and fertilization of acidophilic plants such as hydrangeas, azaleas, camellias, mimosas, magnolias, hibiscus, lilies, calla lilies, gardenias, jasmine, wisteria, oleander and citrus trees.
If their leaves tend to yellow, as an alternative to the well-known method of coffee grounds, you can dilute 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in 1 liter of water and use it a couple of times a week to water the soil. Be careful not to use this solution on the leaves as it may impair photosynthesis and wither them.
If your goal is to eradicate and naturally dry up weeds, even those sprouting among the decorative pebbles in your flowerbeds, use the lemon-water solution described in Step 1 directly on the greenery you’d like to remove or on the soil after you’ve weeded out the unwanted plants.
Are ants hanging around your plants? Ward them off by spraying a mixture of 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of vinegar around your planters.
To prevent spiders from making themselves at home in your garden, dilute 12 drops of lemon juice and 8 drops of essential mint oil in a cup of water. Spray directly onto the spider web to permanently evict the insects.
To prevent aphids from infesting your roses, dissolve 1 tablespoon of rock salt in half a liter of water and add 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Dissolve well while stirring, then spray as needed onto the leaves.