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5 Ways To Tidy Up Your Backyard

Throwing a backyard party this summer? Try out these helpful cleaning tips with Scotch-Brite™ Brand!

MATERIALS:

Basil

Marigolds

Garlic plant

Lavender

Wood chips

Baking soda

Distilled white vinegar

Liquid dish soap

Measuring cup

Spray bottle

Water

Ammonia

Olive Oil

Non-Scratch Scotch-Brite™ Dishwand

Non-Scratch Scotch-Brite™ Sponge

PREPARATION:

Plant Mosquito Repellent

1. Place potted plants around the party area to fend off mosquitoes.

2. Basil and lavender are a natural mosquito repellent.

3. Marigolds are said to repel Mexican bean beetles, squash bugs, thrips, tomato hornworms, and whiteflies.

4. Garlic plants repel Japanese beetles, weevils, fruit-tree borers, and spider mites.

Wood Chips

1. Sprinkle wood chips over bare patches of grass.

How To Clean A Cooler

1. Mix ¼ cup baking soda, ¼ cup distilled white vinegar, and 1 cup liquid dish soap in a measuring cup.

2. Pour the resulting mixture in a Non-Scratch Scotch-Brite™ Dishwand.

3. Scrub down the dirty cooler with the wand. Let dry completely.

Outdoor Furniture Cleaning

1. Mix ¼ cup ammonia, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water in a measuring cup.

2. Pour the resulting mixture in a spray bottle. Spray the cleaning solution on your outdoor furniture.

3. Scrub the furniture with a Non-Scratch Scotch-Brite™ Sponge. Hose down with water and let dry.

Olive Oil Furniture Hack

1. Pour olive oil onto a Non-Scratch Scotch-Brite™ Sponge and apply to your outdoor wooden furniture.