@Jason Stocks-Young Stocks-Young Carrion This is what I am doing at the end of the driveway. In a full sun spot. Without the bird bath, painting pots yellow (left over from the front door). I happened to have a piece of re-bar (no idea why) and the pots.:
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.