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White Vinegar Gets Rid of Calcium Build Up On
Garden Hose Nozzles, Sprinkler and Spray Heads


Hard water means the water has a high mineral content (e.g. calcium, magnesium, iron, etc.). This often results in whitish mineral deposits left on garden hose nozzles, sprinkler heads, and watering wands, as well as faucets, shower doors, drains, and windows.

Vinegar, a weak acid, can dissolve many of these deposits, and has been a traditional cleaning solution used safely for centuries.

The active ingredient in white vinegar is acetic acid, and it has cleaning and descaling properties. Malt vinegar is unsuitable for cleaning, but white vinegar is ideal.

Once used, it is not harmful to you, your children or your pets. White vinegar is also useful in helping remove limescale from taps and showerheads.

Here's How:

1. For garden nozzles and spray heads soak in white vinegar overnight

2. To remove mineral deposits around faucets, cover deposits with strips of paper towels, soaked in vinegar. Let set for 1 hour and clean.

 




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Fertilize Container Plants

Because container gardens are usually grown to show off a lot color, the plants in them require more frequent fertilizing.

It's good to feed them every two weeks with a water-soluble complete fertilizer like a 20-20-20 or a hyrdolized fish fertilizer.

Regular feeding will help them fill in faster, and produce more flowers.


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