Use white distilled vinegar unless noted different.
Gardening with Vinegar
Stop mold from forming on cantaloupe by rubbing each melon with 1 teaspoon vinegar.
Clean and wipe down with 1 part vinegar and 1 part water.
Need to stop birds from building nest in a certain area? Drench area with vinegar several time over a few days. The birds will stay away.
Dogs, cats, deer, rabbits, raccoons, and foxes all hate the smell of vinegar, even after it dries. Soak rags in vinegar and tie on to stakes or fencing. Re-soak every 7-10 days.
Clay and Plastic Flower Pots
Make a solution of 1 cup vinegar and 2 cups cold water. Soak pots over night. Scrub clean and wash with soap and water. Air dry.
Fresh Cut Flowers
Keep flowers fresher longer by adding 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 tablespoon sugar to your vase of water.
To deodorize and decrease mildew growth on plastic or mesh furniture, including umbrellas. Mix 2 cups vinegar, 2 Tablespoons detergent in a bucket of hot water. Take a soft brush to work the solution into the grooves including pads and umbrella. Rinse with cold water. Place in the sun to air dry.
Pour vinegar around the sandbox to keep cats from using it as a litter box.
Rhododendrons, Gardenia, Azaleas
If you have alkaline soil and are trying to grow the above flowers, add 1 1/2 Tablespoons of vinegar to 8 cups water. Water the ground around the flowers.
Pour vinegar around the pool to keep flies away.