This birdbath-turned-planter uses a mix of hostas, with some chartreuse-colored creeping jenny that spills beautifully over the edge of the planter. Notice the a low-growing evergreen at the base of the planter that adds understated textural interest that supports, but doesn't compete with the container planting.
Baking soda and weeds ... Baking Soda Looking for a safe way to keep weeds and grasses from growing in the cracks of your paved patios, driveways, and walkways? Sprinkle handfuls of baking soda onto the concrete and simply sweep it into the cracks. The added sodium will make it much less hospitable to dandelions and their friends. Try it 2x/yr, spring and fall. Site has other ways to kill weeds.
WHO KNEW? I did this, and I have NO weeds/grass growing in my pavers! 5 pound bags of Baking Soda at Costco for less than $5.00 - then : Sweep Baking Soda into Sidewalk Cracks to Discourage Weeds. Simply pour or sweep a thick layer of baking soda into sidewalk and patio cracks. The baking soda will kill any small weeds that are already there, and prevent new ones from sprouting
Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve.-Great idea!!