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How to Outdoor Fireplace.

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.

Did you know that you can simply plant the top of a pineapple in a pot and grow another? Coolest house plant ever!

Indoor Tulips . . . Step 1 - Fill a glass container about 1/3 of the way with glass marbles or decorative rocks. Clear glass will enable you to watch the roots develop . . . Step 2 - Set the tulip bulb on top of the marbles or stones; pointed end UP. Add a few more marbles or rocks so that the tulip bulb is surrounded but not covered (think support). . .Step 3 - Pour fresh water into the container....

Making A Dry Creek Bed Drainage Canal for Downspouts instead of those plastic trays.

Cut-and-Come-Again Lettuce - varieties of lettuce you can cut, and that will grow back (like grass)

How to propagate rosemary and lavender. Also works for basil.

Weed killer: 1 gallon vinegar, 2 cups epsom salt, 1/4 cup dish soap

Pergola with vertical containers, another great way to extend a garden.

Buried Pot Garden!! Not only will your garden be extraordinarily charming and tidy, it'll consume less water and energy. Sunken planter gardens like this one provide both form and function. The pots prevent your herbs or plants from overrunning their designated areas, and the mulch keeps unwanted weeds and pests at bay while consuming no water and energy.

25 remedies for garden pests

CONCRETE BLOCK PLANTERS Basalite blocks come in half or full size (16"x 8" x 8") to accommodate two plants; available at Home Depot for $1.48. succulents work well.

Homemade Weed Killer 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.

Ice cream cone succulent gardens