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.

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.

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.

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.

Hostas in a pot every spring they return, in the pot. Add geraniums and ivy for a fuller look.../

Hostas in a pot every spring they return, in the pot. Add geraniums and ivy for a fuller look.../

How to Plant Bulbs in a Container - planting in fall and leaving outside during winter will bring forth better blooms because of the exposure to winter cold!

Step Four - How To Plant Bulbs in Containers

How to Plant Bulbs in a Container - planting in fall and leaving outside during winter will bring forth better blooms because of the exposure to winter cold!

My allotment neighbour has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, he pushes the bottom end into a small potato, which he believes keeps the cuttings moist as they develop  roots. It sounds crazy, but his row of allotment roses is proof it works. Try it, and let us know how you get on.

My allotment neighbour has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, he pushes the bottom end into a small potato, which he believes keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but his row of allotment roses is proof it works. Try it, and let us know how you get on.

crepe myrtle ~ how to keep your crepe myrtle blooming all season long ~ from @Katherine Adams Adams Adams Adams Adams Adams Adams Farley Living

Crepe Myrtle Pruning Tips

crepe myrtle ~ how to keep your crepe myrtle blooming all season long ~ from @Katherine Adams Adams Adams Adams Adams Adams Adams Farley Living

I really need to learn how to identify this stuff!!

Watch out for poison oak & ivy

Big outdoor planters are a great way to display flowers, but moving them is backbreaking. Heres a simple way to cut the weight in half, with packing peanuts and improve drainage at the same time.

Tips for Moving Heavy Potted Plants

Big outdoor planters are a great way to display flowers, but moving them is backbreaking. Heres a simple way to cut the weight in half, with packing peanuts and improve drainage at the same time.

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