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How to use Orange Peels in Your Garden

Oranges are the most enjoyable fruits especially during summer and spring season. But, do you know that even the peels of oranges also can be used in many ways especially for your garden.

 Let’s see some excellent ways to use these orange peels in your garden.

Simple ways To Use Orange Peels In Your Garden:

Add Orange Peels To Your Compost:

Orange peels are excellent source of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium which can be used as compost. Composting is the use of decompose organic material to replenish nutrients in the garden. Before putting peels for compost make sure to cut them in to small pieces to speed up the process of composting. 

Orange peels acts as Natural Fertilizer:

Instead of using hazardous insecticides to repel aphids and pests from the garden, orange peels are great to keep them away. Using DIY orange peel solution will not harm your plants too.

All you need to do is steep ½ cup of orange peels in 3.2 cups of boiling water for 15 minutes. Let it cool after 15 minutes and remove the peels from the liquid. Now pour this liquid in spray bottle and spray it on all soft body garden pests. Do this once in a week to avoid them completely.

Use It As A Cat And Dog Repellent:

If you want to avoid pets to your garden, then orange peels are the best thing to use. Dogs and cats hate the smell of orange peels. So, all you need to do is mix small pieces of orange peels with used coffee grounds and scatter them around your plants. The combination of these ingredients prevents pets from your garden and even fertilizes your plants.

Get Rid Of Ants Too:

Ants can be dangerous to the garden. They protect aphids from attack by ladybugs to secure the supply of honeydew and also cause damage to plants by disturbing soil around the plant’s roots. Using Citrus peels acts as organic ant repellent which are completely harmless to humans and other animals and help you drive ants away from your garden. 

Repel Mosquitoes From Garden:

Mosquitoes hate the smell of orange peels, rubbing fresh orange peels on your skin is the best way to repel mosquitoes. You can also use grated peels around your patio and garden to repel mosquitoes.

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