You must have a small jar of petroleum jelly at home for topical application, but did you know you can use it in your garden too?
Discover some uses and tips of petroleum jelly that will be very useful in your garden!
Protect your tools from rust
Keep your garden tools in pristine condition by using petroleum jelly. Apply a coat of petroleum jelly to the blades and edges after working with the tools to protect them from rust.
Get rid of the ants
Thanks to its thick and sticky texture, petroleum jelly effectively combats ants and other similar insects. If you have ants in your house or garden, apply petroleum jelly to their entry points and areas where they hide.
Keep squirrels away from bird feeders and greenhouses
This is a chemical-free, safe and natural trick to keep squirrels away from feeders or anywhere else you don’t want them to be: coat the post of the feeder with petroleum jelly. This will create a slippery surface for them, and they will stay away from bird feeders.
Apply petroleum jelly to your hands after gardening
Apply petroleum jelly to your hands after working the soil in the garden to moisturize them. Dermatologists recommend petroleum jelly for dry skin and eczema.
Leave artificial plants clean and shiny
You can make your artificial plants look shiny and natural by rubbing a little petroleum jelly on them!
Keep insects away from trees
Put a thick layer of petroleum jelly around the trunk of the tree, the stem or the foot of the plant (avoid smearing petroleum jelly on the leaves of the plant). This will trap and ward off the ants!
Fix squeaky doors or swings in the garden
Apply a coat of petroleum jelly to the squeaky hinges of doors or swings in the yard to eliminate noise.
Calm insect bites
You have a mosquito bite Where wasp? Rub some petroleum jelly on the affected area for quick relief.
Repel slugs and snails
Slugs and snails don’t like to walk over slimy surfaces. Applying a layer of petroleum jelly mixed with salt to the surface they frequent the most will keep them at bay.
Vaseline to get rid of flea beetles and aphids
Although it is not yet proven, you can try it!
All you have to do is take a yellow colored cup and put petroleum jelly on a stick and place it near your plants.