Pinner says~ 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 plan to try this in some area where I'm having trouble getting rid of an invasive weed.
This really works - we did it for our raised beds and regular garden, no weeds for two years!! The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.
Curtain rod as a stocking holder. Now THAT is clever!
How To Get Rid of Pet Stains On Carpet...soak area with vinegar...sprinkle w baking soda...wait until it dries...then vacuum. BAMM! gone like magic