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Snails-1 sharp stuff along the borders of gardens Egg shells, tree bark, sharp rocks 2 leftover coffee grounds as garden mulch 3 put beer in jar. 4 barrier of human hair 5 spray bottle filled with white vinegar for slugs that aren’t on plants 6 Put a T or 2 of cornmeal in a jar and lay it on its side-7- Mix 1 part ammonia to 6 parts water. Spritz onto slug. 8 Use a caffeine based spray around infected areas.-9- Distribute sand around young plants.-10-Plant numerous plants with red leaves.

When nasty weeds pop up, don't reach for the weed killer. Douse them with vinegar, lemon juice or boiling water instead. The weeds will likely shrivel in a day or so. Resilient ones rarely withstand a second treatment.

Kill grass: pour white distilled vinegar on it. Kill weeds: Spray white distilled vinegar on tops of weeds. Increase soil acidity: add a cup of vinegar to a gallon of water for watering acid loving plants like rhododendrons, gardenias or azaleas. . Keep flowers fresh longer. Add 2 T sugar and 2 T white vinegar in a 1-quart vase of water. Trim stems and change water every 5 days. .

Plant Pest Remedies Straight from the Kitchen

35 Pest, Disease and Weed Remedies--green and safe

Kill Weeds Naturally Pour boiling water on weeds growing between pavers of a pathway. Keep the kettle close to the ground to avoid splashing yourself -- or any nearby plants you want to keep.

Beer in a cut-off plastic bottle lures and traps slugs

ant repellent: equal parts water and white vinegar (spray solution in water-resistant areas like crevices in painted baseboards; can be used outside on patios and picnic tables)

Mother-In-Law's Tongue (Sansevieria): Known as Mother-In-Law's Tongue and Snake Tongue-It is popular as a houseplant as it is tolerant of low light levels and irregular watering; during winter it needs only one watering every couple of months. It will rot easily if overwatered.[1] A study by NASA found that it is one of the best plants for improving indoor air quality by PASSIVELY ABSORBING TOXINS such as nitrogen oxides and formaldehyde[2].

Areca Palm* Works well in the day time * One needs about 4 shoulder high plants/person * Needs to be put outdoors once every 3-4 months* The leaves of the plant need to be wiped once a month * The soil used should be of vermi manure or use hydroponics---2. Mother-in-law’s Tongue * Converts CO2 into O2 at night * One requires about 6-8 such waist high plants per person# Leaves need to be wiped in the same way as the Areca Palm # The soil used should be of vermi manure or use hydroponics

Keep slugs and aphids away from window boxes with a homemade, nonchemical pest spray. Place one peeled onion, two peeled garlic cloves, and one teaspoon cayenne pepper in the jar of a blender. Add three cups of water, and blend until smooth. Let the mixture sit overnight, strain the liquid into a spray bottle, and coat plants generously. The solution will keep, refrigerated in the bottle, for up to one week.

35 Pest and Disease Remedies Turn to your pantry and medicine cabinet for simple solutions to common garden problems

Lantana -“Landmark Sunrise Rose” - It starts yellow, then matures to coral and then to pink!

  • Judy Curkendall
    Judy Curkendall

    I love lantana

kokedama: kalanchoe

kokedama: Echeveria Derenbergensis

Spider Plants can go 2 weeks without watering and enjoy it out of sun light.

Boho Deco Chic: Un piso de estilo nórdico romántico en BLANCO Y GRIS ESPECTACULAR!

Wipe down the leaves of houseplants.

diy tassels {weather-proof!}

Add a Touch of the Tropics-Create a tropical getaway on your own deck. Here, six inexpensive palms from a home-improvement center screen the view and add tropical flair to an otherwise ordinary deck. A series of hanging baskets add color and fragrance to the scene.

Before and After Deck Makeovers

Dripping Springs OLLAS (Clay Pot Irrigation)


1000 Life Hacks

concrete firepit- can use my concrete flower pot !!!