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Pinner says~ Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. I use baking soda in a 6" wide area around all of the edges of my flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into my beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. ~ I plan to try this in some area where I'm having trouble getting rid of an invasive weed.

Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes. The strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away - very functional patio plant.

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.

Spray your weeds with diluted vinegar...not only will it kill them, but the plants and soil love it. Read how here, and see the before and after pictures.

All of those empty spaces in your planting beds? Replace your fried flowers with these 25 High Heat Flowers For Hot Summer Areas!!

Creeping Jenny comes back every year and keeps out the weeds. I love it in my flowerbeds, spreads. Great contrast color to plants and flowers. // Great Gardens & Ideas //

Plant lemon grass for privacy and to keep the mosquitos away

DIY- Mosquito control //Plant lemon grass in big pots for the patio... it repels mosquitoes and it grows tall & thick providing a lot of privacy.

Amazing Organic Weed Killer Spray. 1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 c table salt 1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix and pour into a spray bottle Spray weeds thoroughly. It makes 1/2 gallon for around $6.40 It worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds on first application. The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of it's protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force. Safe to use a yard used by pets

Planting tall grass in Galvanized Tubs for privacy screens.

from lemon seeds. Lemon leaves smell so good.

indoor plants

Follow this one tip in your garden & get a ton of strawberries! Also a little strawberry education!

Replace seasonal plants!! (this method is used in many public gardens). Why didn't I think of this??

Are your yard planters too heavy to move? Use packing peanuts to cut the weight in half and improve drainage.

Homemade Pest Spray for the garden.

When to prune everything....a good guide to keep handy.

raised beds using cinderblocks - absorb and hold heat and double as additional planting space.

I need to remember this for next year when planting my patio pots!

herb garden in sunken pots... keeps it nice and organized and keeps the herbs from spreading like crazy

getting rid of slugs, the biggest problem in my garden!

Drawer Planter - The next time I can get a dresser from Freecycle, I'm going to do this. Several good ideas on this site

Contrasting hostas... oh I how I love hostas :)

from another pinner; "Keep this handy! There is a wealth of information here about dividing perennials! Also a list of best times to divide them. Definitely the best, clearest instructions I've seen yet."

raised garden beds