Did you know that cornmeal is birth control for seeds? Sprinkle it on your garden and it will keep weed seeds from germinating and growing into plants. Of course, cornmeal will keep any seed from germinating, so don’t try this on your vegetable garden until your plants are established and you’ve ﬁnished planting seeds.
Did you know that cornmeal prevents weeds from growing? Sprinkle it on your garden and it will keep weed seeds from germinating and growing into plants.
9 Natural Ways to Kill Weeds
An entire site with 'recipes' for containers. They list the flowers needed and where to plant them in your container. This is a great resource!
Both concrete and brick pavers make a simple, handsome border and work well as edging material too. They're ideal when you want a wide border that keeps grass out of the garden, yet allows flowers and other plants to spill over without intruding onto the grass. You're less likely to chop them up with the lawn mower.
Pinned the idea already.. But here is the guide!
Use the frame from an inexpensive paper lantern.
List of fast filling perennials. Choose performers, not prima donnas. Though you may have to forgo some of your favorites, choose plants that will have an impact from day one instead of needing a few growing seasons to put on a show.
BEST Weed Spray. I made 3 gallons for around $4.00 last year after seeing a pin. Worked better than Round Up killed the weeds/stray grass on first application. One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, 1/2 c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn. Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle. (you can purchase 3 gallon size Apple Cider Vinegar in the canning section of a good hardware store - cheap!)
Swarms of Mosquitoes on my patio led me to an old home remedy - Did you know that chopped up garlic makes mosquitoes disappear? I buy minced, dried garlic at local Fiesta grocery stores and sprinkle it around on my patio. I have to stand back as I am using it - mosquitoes will literally swarm out of your plants and bushes to get away from the smell. Works like a charm!!
File holder becomes planter (from Creative Cain Cabin)
Easy inexpensive fix for cushions....spray paint
Pinner said: Adding to my flower garden this year! Angelonia -It's easy to grow and flowers profusely, great plant for our dry spells and heat. Not fussy about soil either. Butterflies love it!
Great window box
Pat & Jim Stewart of Woodinville WA
Tough-as-Nails Perennial Garden Plan
Create great contrast with sweet potato vine and the Wave Purple Petunias