Perennial - Pennisetum Rubrum "Fireworks" Looks like something from a Dr Suess book! Pennisetum Rubrum is my favorite grass, I wish it was a perennial around here, I'll have to remember to get some for around he house this year.
Weed-Be-Gone Recipe: 1 gallon of vinegar, 2 cups epson salts, cup dish soap. I prefer this recipe over the conventional alternative because it is all-natural and doesn't contain insecticides that would kill pollinators that I am trying to attract.
Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly.
With this DIY spiral garden, gravity allows water to drain freely from the top of the spiral and seep to all layers, creating a dry zone at the top and moist area at the bottom. This gives you many op (Garden Step Water)
A plan to create your own mosquito repellent container garden using plants such as: citronella grass, lavender, marigolds, and cascading geraniums. Part of Januarys Lawn and Garden Checklist from Natural Alternative.