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Water-soaked soil is the worst enemy of retaining walls because it exerts enormous pressure behind the wall. Build in drainage for long-lasting walls.

Irish Spring and a cheese grater. Apparently squirrels hate the smell of the soap, so they'll stay out of your garden. as well as deer and mice.

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.

Alternative Gardning: Got Weeds? Use Vinegar

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

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

Who knew? Hostas in a pot! every spring they return...in the pot! Add geraniums and ivy. Love this

Get rid of tree stumps by drilling holes in the stump and filling them with 100% Epsom salt. Follow with water, and wait. Live stumps may take as long as a month to day, and start to decompose all by themselves.

Lemon trees in large Italian terracotta pots, sitting atop stone or plaster pieces for added height. Le Sirenuse, Positano...