How to make a flower pot birdbath
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.
Fern & Hosta shade container, Duke Gardens.
5 Uses for Baking Soda to benefit the Garden. Use as a herbicide to kill crabgrass. Use as a pesticide to control cabbage worms. Use as a foliage rejuvenator for black spots. Use as a fungicide for powdery mildew. Use as a soil amendment for tomatoes. Click photo for link to mixtures & directions...
Homemade Weed Killer Here is what you will need: 1 gallon of white vinegar 1/2 cup salt Liquid dish soap (any brand) Empty spray bottle Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar. Add a squirt of liquid dish soap. This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work.
How to make an inexpensive non-toxic homemade weed killer to control weeds in your garden.
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
Natural Pest Repellent-Keep slugs and aphids away from window boxes with a homemade, nonchemical pest spray. Place one peeled onion, two peeled garlic cloves, and one teaspoon cayenne pepper in the jar of a blender. Add three cups of water, and blend until smooth. Let the mixture sit overnight, strain the liquid into a spray bottle, and coat plants generously. The solution will keep, refrigerated in the bottle, for up to one week. from Martha Stewart Living
Homemade Pest Spray for the garden