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. Do this twice a year - spring and fall.
♥Harvest Home Farm♥: Wine Bottle Planters! Cut bottom out of wine bottle. Plant with potting soil and lay bottle on side. Once the plant starts the roots will hold the soil in place. Hang and water through top.
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. by ladylynne213
DIY Weed Spray. Makes 3 gallons for around $4.00. Works better than Round Up! Killed the weeds/stray grass on first application. One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, 1/2 c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn. Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle. (you can purchase 3 gallon size Apple Cider Vinegar in the canning section of a good hardware store - cheap!)
Curb Appeal should never be underestimated. When your home is on the market for sale, the outside landscapes should peek a buyer's interests enough that they want to make an appointment to preview your home. Have all beds spruced up by ridding them of overgrown shrubs and adding fresh seasonal plants followed up by fresh mulch or pine straw. Selling in the Atlanta, GA region? Check out the "Seller's Corner" page at www.amiebozeman.net
Put newspaper over the dirt 3-4 pages thick & then cover it with mulch. The newspaper will prevent any grass & weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass & weed seeds that had been present in the soil will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, & when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.
1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 c table salt 1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix above ingredients in a spray bottle. Spray weeds thoroughly. 1/2 gallon for around $6.40 Works better than Round Up - kills weeds on 1st application. The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of its protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force. Safe to use a yard used by pets