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.
Maybe... Shower in the sunshine! Use big leafy plants to increase wealth. Planting bamboo with bring you stability and longevity for long term prosperity. Make sure the shower head or your source of water flows toward the home to bring wealth luck to you.