Garden Tip: Use A Shaker For Diatomaceous Earth

Garden Tip: Use A Shaker For Diatomaceous Earth

Sarah Rae Smith
Jul 26, 2011

We've talked in the past about the benefits of using diatomaceous earth around your home and garden. It's good stuff, but it can be tricky to control.

It's usually purchased in large bags which are difficult to handle without spilling or dropping. But this tip will leave you cloud-free and ready to arm yourself against everything from fleas to slugs!

The team over at Martha Stewart recently shared a great idea for tackling this tricky powder. Speaking from experience, tipping the bag just a little too much can result in a large cloud of dry dust rushing up in your face. It can mean wasting product and getting it up in your snout, which although isn't the end of the world, might have you sniffling for a few days.

Instead, try adding a small amount to a kitchen shaker to use around plants for slug prevention or even to do the whole exterior of your home (a little bit at a time). It allows you to keep a little bit on hand without dragging out the bag each time you need to put it to use.

Read More: Shake Away Pests at Martha Stewart

(Image: Martha Stewart)

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