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Succulent Garden Path - too much concrete in between flagstones

DIY patio/garden lights - 2 fence post, 4 solar outdoor lights, a drill, 8 extra long screws and an 8 long scrap of treated 4 x 4 wood

Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve. Really makes a difference in window boxes!

How to fold newspaper into biodegradable planters.

Put the newspaper over the dirt 3-4 pages thick and then covered it with mulch. 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. Its green, its 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. OH HELL YES

Work a bag of dry concrete mix into the soil where stone is to sit, lay stone, water it all in so it sets just like Jello only harder!

How to build a pondless "disappearing" garden fountain.

Hostas in a pot: every spring they return, in the pot! Add geraniums and ivy for a fuller look.

How to grow huge tomato plants - bury a PVC pipe with holes in it for watering

Grow your own spinach indoors all winter!

Instead of putting rocks in the bottom of big porch planters, she fills the bottom with sealed empty plastic 20 ounce bottles! They give the pot the drainage it needs, without adding all that extra weight! So smart!!

Herb spiral, lots of uses. Great for invasive mint and creates a terrific microclimate.

GENIUS…Line a pathway with rocks painted in glow in the dark paint. During the day they “charge” in the sun and in the evening they reflect the stored light. Rust-Oleum Glow in the Dark Brush-on Paint.

Do this in the fall. Spring bulbs in Pots: store the potted bulbs in an unheated garage or storage room. You'll need to water every few weeks since the pots won't have access to rainfall. In addition to small pots, pack bulbs "shoulder-to-shoulder" in big containers for an abundant display in spring. Toss aside the spacing recommendations so you can get as many bulbs into the container that will fit.