Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve. Really makes a difference in window boxes!
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
HOW TO OVER-WINTER GERANIUMS. People don’t seem to bother with over-wintering geraniums anymore and this is probably down to two main reasons. 1. Geraniums are not as expensive as they used to be – so the financial need is not as strong, and. 2. The old ways of traditional gardening practice aren’t being handed down through the generations as they once were.
How to over-winter geraniums.
if you sprinkle baking soda on the dirt twice a year, nothing will grow there.
Our Life in Idaho: 2009 Garden Tour
Backyard fire pit...what a great idea!
neat idea, nice edging, tipped barrel, with overflowing flowers and solar light.
Growing celery would be fun and also great to have this in my garden at home!! You place the end of the celery stalk in some warm water and keep on adding this for 3 days to the container. Then you will see some shoots come up. when you see it growing at a good rate then you can trasfer it to a pot or plant outdoors. : )
Regrow celery by putting the stalk (with 2 inches left) in a dish of water. Once it grows leaves, you can plant it. Use only the outside stalks and it'll continue to grow from the inside.
High Desert Design Council: Farm Tiller Water Feature
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!!
Great idea for the veg garden: all you need is PVC, a drill, and a hose.
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.
DIY Weed Control-we have done this before and it worked pretty well.We put mulch over the newspaper.
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.