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Purchase stair risers, add some window boxes, and you’ve got a perfect place for an herb garden. | 41 Cheap And Easy Backyard DIYs You Must Do This Summer

41 Cheap And Easy Backyard DIYs You Must Do This Summer

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Natural Weed Killer — 1 gallon vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, dash of dish washing detergent (makes it stick to the weeds). Mix well, spray on weeds in the morning, rejoice in their death that evening. This works best on a sunny day.

Flip the bell peppers over to check their gender. The ones with four bumps are female and those with three bumps are male. The female peppers are full of seeds, but sweeter and better for eating raw and the males are better for cooking. Never knew!

Keep the fern in the same pots they come in, every other day submerge them in a 5 gallon bucket filled with 1/2 cup of epson salts & 3 gallons of regular water until the soil stops bubbling, then hang up to drip dry... ferns will be dark green, glossy, and 3x3 by September from ferns that start out with 7 fronds in May.

Genius website! Great blend of thriller, filler, spiller, using cannas as the tallest.

Smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden. The blooms are very airy, thus the name "smoke" bush. Also changes colors with the seasons. Highly drought tolerant, tree/shrub

I need to remember this for next year when planting my patio pots!

Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier

66 things you can grow at home in containers

Good to know when I actually start a garden