The way I want to redo our front entrance -"A more extensive upgrade will broaden the profile of your entry and invite the sun's sparkle into your foyer: Frame the front door with sidelights and a transom window."
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.