Colorful outdoor decorating
Amazing Organic Weed Killer Spray. 1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 c table salt 1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix and pour into a spray bottle Spray weeds thoroughly. It makes 1/2 gallon for around $6.40 It worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds on first application. The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of it's protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force. Safe to use a yard used by pets
building a perfect raised bed
Plant Select winner 2012. Fire Spinner Ice Plant is an astonishing sight in full bloom. In late spring, its vibrant tri-colored flowers cover the tight evergreen mat of succulent foliage. A heat loving groundcover, it's best in full sun and well drained sandy-loam soil. Fire Spinner is perfect for use in raised beds and in waterwise landscapes to plant into and cover gravel mulch.
Wish I knew this sooner...... 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.