Use Irish Spring to keep out #garden pests - including squirrels, deer, and mice! #DIY #organic deterrent.

Use Irish Spring to Keep Out Garden Pests

Use Irish Spring to keep out garden pests - including squirrels, deer, and mice! We have Bamboo and when the new shoots come up, the rabbits and deer eat them. But the irish springs keeps them out

DIY Drip Irrigation System, Made from Plastic Bottles.  The 'system' is super simple. All we have to do is grab some 2-liter plastic bottles, punch 2 holes into the sides and 2 into the bottom, and plant said bottles next to our plants. Fill them with water and our plants will get that slow watering they prefer. For more information about the project, visit Fine Craft Guild.

DIY Drip Irrigation System, Made from Plastic Bottles

Drip irrigation- I do this every year and it works great! Especially during a long Texas drought- less water waste. The only thing that kept my plants going, and once the plants get growing they hide the bottle.

Gardening: 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.

I tried this last year: it works! How to make an inexpensive non-toxic homemade weed killer to control weeds in your garden: 1 gallon of white vinegar cup salt Liquid dish soap (any brand) Empty spray bottle

paintstick garden markers

11 Creative Plant Marker Ideas

Cool idea: DIY: Garden Stakes from paint stir sticks. Choose your colors to all coordinate or use bright primary colors. These would look great if you wrote down the scientific name next to trees and bushes. A great idea for landscape or vegetable garden.

A pretty bird bath. A small space gardening idea.   Strawberries would grow well in here, hanging out over the sides and down a bit. If the birds that came to splash around didn't eat them all.

Topsy-Turvy Planter & Birdfeeder: very cute and inexpensive. Could forget bird feeder and plant herbs

DIY Outdoor Vertical Garden DIY Hanging Gutter Garden; i ACTUALLY LIKE THE PATIO COVER ON THIS PROJECT.

DIY Outdoor Vertical Garden DIY Hanging Gutter Garden - Good on the north side of a small garden.

Uses for White vinegar  weed killer (spray generously on all parts of weeds, works best for weeds that get sunlight)  dishwasher additive (put in place of spot remover liquid)  Glass Cleaner (combined with a few drops of Dawn)  Fabric Softener (6:3:2 hot water:vinegar:hair conditioner, mix water and conditioner first then add vinegar)

Frugal Tip: How to Make Homemade Weed Killer~White Vinegar! Simply fill a spray bottle with white vinegar, and spray generously on all parts of the weed ~ leaves and root area.

Grow food from scraps

15 foods you can regrow from scraps. I've started growing green onions and celery from the scraps. I have celery stalks after just two weeks of growth! I've already been able to use the growth from the green onion and it keeps growing.

DIY rain barrel project | Gardening Lab For Kids: 52 Fun Experiments

How to Make a Rain Barrel

Gardening Lab for Kids: Make A Rain Barrel - Empress of Dirt. Divert only some of the water from your downspout.

GARDEN BALLS Basic Steps  1. Start with clean, dry lamp globe.2. Apply the flat marbles using a generous amount of GE Silicone II sealant. This is the only brand I’ve tried that works.  See the instructions below for tips on getting the marbles to stay in place.3. Allow proper drying time according to the product label.

DIY Decorative Garden Ball Tutorial - Turn an old bowling ball or glass globe into an outdoor garden ball. I actually have a bowling ball that is just perfect for this!


Best Blue Flowers for Your Garden

Aster Asters are one of the last plants to bloom in many gardens. Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide Zones: depending on type Plant it with: Goldenrod and mums are two perfect partners for aster

Neat recycling

Maybe an up cycle idea for all those used formula tins - Tin can vertical plant hanger and rustic painted wooden screen door. Love the screen door as a decorative element with potted plants surrounding.

2 liter bottle recycled into planter

How to make a Sub-Irrigated Planter. I'm not sure I would use a two liter plastic bottle though. Over time I would fear the plastic breaking down enough to poison the plant. Perhaps a wine bottle instead.

Johnny-Jump Up Viola Seeds and Plants, Annual Flower Garden at

Viola 'Johnny-Jump Up' has delicately fragrant, edible flowers. I love, love, love this little flower and the way it spreads it's joy throughtout your lawn and flowerbed!