Good idea! The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead.  It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.

weed prevention for two years: newspaper will prevent any grass/weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after ~ 18 months. By that time, any grass/weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead.

Raised Beds inside fence...love the look of this!!!

Raised Flower Beds with a Huge Fence as a Background.everyone seems to put these raised beds inside the yard, but I think I'd like them more outside the yard (plus it might be a clever way to make a shorter fence tall enough to keep the dogs in.

Carrots growing in a flower pot

Container Gardening for Vegetables

How to Grow Carrots in Pots. Many gardeners may hesitate to grow carrots in pots, assuming that a pot will not offer the carrots adequate room to grow. While it is true that many standard length carrots are stunted when grown in.

flower container ideas - they tell you the flowers in the arrangements

Container Flower Gardening Ideas: A = Creeping Jenny, B= Impatiens, C = Swallowtail Coleus: Container Flower Gardening Ideas: Creeping Jenny, Impatiens, Swallowtail Coleus .make sure the Creeping Jenny is potted as it can become invasive.

window planters!!

DIY Old Window Planters.using windows, chains & window boxes. Makes such a nice statement where there is no natural window (side of house/garage)

Great idea for curb appeal. Make a plant tower and add your house number on the bottom pot...

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Flower Tower with address number. Too pretty for words! Great idea for curb appeal. Make a plant tower and add your house number on the bottom pot :)

love these narrow raised beds in the side yard...great use of space

The first garden beds are in

raised bed gardening in narrow spaces.I have a big backyard but this might also work along our back fence in addition to our existing raised bed gardens, will have to try

1tsp epsom salt in 4 c warm water....spray on plant and then 10 days later.  produces more fruit due to boost of magnesium... especially for tomatoes, peppers and roses

spray the plant with epsom salts 1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). that gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. spray them again 10 days later.

Get rid of tree stumps by drilling holes in the stump and filling them with 100% Epsom salt. Follow with water, and wait. Live stumps may take as long as a month to day, and start to decompose all by themselves.

Epsom Salt Solution for Stump Removal

Tree Stump Removal --- Get rid of tree stumps by drilling holes in the stumps; fill them with Epsom salt; and wait. Live stumps may take as long as a month to decay, but will start to decompose all by themselves.

Adding to my flower garden this year! Angelonia -It's easy to grow and flowers profusely, great plant for our dry spells and heat. Not fussy about soil either. Butterflies love it!

Love the color of this flower. Adding to my flower garden this year! Angelonia -It’s easy to grow and flowers profusely, great plant for our dry spells and heat. Not fussy about soil either. Butterflies love it! @ Home Improvement Ideas

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