Here are just a few of the many ways you can put salt to good use in your garden:
Kill poison ivy
Mix three pounds of salt with a gallon of soapy water and apply to leaves and stems with a sprayer. It is best to use gentle dish soap. Avoid any plant life that you want to keep.
Arrange artificial flowers
Artificial flowers can be held in place by pouring salt into the vase, adding a little cold water and then arranging the flowers. The salt become solid as it dries and holds the flowers in place.
Sprinkle salt at doorways, window sills and anywhere else ants sneak into your house. Ants don’t like to walk on salt.
Prevent patio weeds
If weeds or grass grow between bricks or blocks in your patio, sidewalk or driveway, carefully spread salt between the cracks, then sprinkle with water or wait for rain to wet it down.
Salt helps destroy moths and drives away ants.
Mosquitoes and flies:
If you have wall to wall carpeting and you have moths, place a wet towel on top of the area where you notice their damage. Place a very hot iron on top of the towel and press the option for steam. The steam and the heat will finish up the bothersome pests.
Cockroaches come in your house during the hot season, they lay eggs and these hatch. Pretty soon you will have a big colony of roaches of all sizes. It is very difficult to keep them at bay, but you can try some of these homemade recipes: