Vinegar: Its many Lawn and Garden Secrets's featured image

Most people know that vinegar is a useful and efficient cleaning product for the indoors, however, it can also be useful outdoors too.

Weed Remover. Pour or spray white distilled vinegar onto weeds growing in the cracks of your walkway and driveway. Saturate them so that the vinegar reaches the roots. Reapply on any new growth until the weeds are gone.

Maintaining your Freshly Cut Flowers. Make your freshly cut flowers last longer by adding two tablespoons of sugar and two tablespoons of white vinegar to a one-litre vase of water. Always trim the stems and change the water every five days.

Barbecue Cleaner. Vinegar can help remove charcoal buildup from your grill. Spray white distilled vinegar onto the cooking grate of your BBQ. Clean the surface with a soft barbecue cleaning brush. Scrub the grate thoroughly, then rinse.

Cleaning Deck Furniture. Use white distilled vinegar to remove dirt and mildew from wooden or plastic deck furniture. Use a toothbrush for tough to reach areas. Always rinse and let the furniture dry.

Preventing Mildew. To inhibit the growth of mildew on your outdoor plastic mesh furniture and patio umbrellas, mix two cups of white vinegar and two tablespoons of liquid dish soap in a bucket of hot water. Use a soft brush to clean the surfaces. Rinse with cold water and dry in the sun.

Shining your Dog’s Coat. Did you know that spraying your dog with a mixture of one cup of white distilled vinegar and four cups of water will improve the shine of his or her coat? It will even help to repel pests such as fleas and ticks.