The next time you have green onions, don't throw away the white ends. Simply submerge them in a glass of water and place them in a sunny window. Your onions will begin to grow almost immediately and can be harvested almost indefinitely.
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. It’s green, it’s 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.
DIY Drip Bottle Irrigation - I LOVE this idea for so many reasons: 1.) It uses bottles I already have around the house 2.) It gets the water to where my plants need it most - the roots 3.) I can add plant food and/or fertilizer directly to the water on an as needed basis and 4.) I spend less time in the garden actually watering!
WHO KNEW? I did this, and I have NO weeds/grass growing in my pavers! 5 pound bags of Baking Soda at Costco for less than $5.00 - then : Sweep Baking Soda into Sidewalk Cracks to Discourage Weeds. Simply pour or sweep a thick layer of baking soda into sidewalk and patio cracks. The baking soda will kill any small weeds that are already there, and prevent new ones from sprouting