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plant lemon grass in big pots for the patio... it repeals mosquitos and it grows tall & thick providing a lot of privacy

Landscapes Make a Privacy Statement

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Beautiful and serene outdoor patio and garden

Front yard garden with hostas Choco Nishiki and Sagae, Geranium macrorrhizum, and a Japanese maple - Linda Broughman via Noreen Bischler via Kathy Gerard onto Gardens

Irish Spring and a cheese grater. Apparently squirrels hate the smell of the soap, so they'll stay out of your garden. as well as deer and mice. I've tried everything to get rid of the 40+ squirrels in my yard. Haven't tried this, but I will SOON!

herb garden in sunken pots... keeps it nice and organized and keeps the herbs from spreading like crazy home-home

Path through the spring upper garden(May 22) by Four Seasons Garden, via Flickr

Baking Soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. I use baking soda in a 6" wide area around all of the edges of my flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into my beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. I usually have to do this twice a year - spring and fall.