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Acid-stained Concrete. Looks like a copper walkway. Taryn H Kendrick

How to Acid Stain a Concrete Patio | eHow

I always see twin bed head and foot boards for sale... good project!

Bench Made From A Headboard And Footboard

Keep this in mind if you start seeing lots of spiders around your place. Natural spider killer or preventer... take one cup of vingar, one cup of pepper, a teaspoon of oil and liquid soap. Put it into a spray bottle and spray along the outside of your outside door and along windows;

Inexpensive mini greenhouses.

Daylilies and hostas! two hard to kill or in other words, easy to grow plants that make this bed look marvelous! And both plants multiply, too!

HYDRANGEAS... Remember to do this in late July or root branches and grow more hydrangeas!

Listerine Mosquito Repellent. The best way of getting rid of mosquitoes is Listerine, the original medicinal type. The Dollar Store-type works, too. I was at a deck party awhile back, and the bugs were having a ball biting everyone. A man at the party sprayed the lawn and deck floor with Listerine, and the little demons disappeared. The next year I filled a 4-ounce spray bottle and used it around my seat whenever I saw mosquitoes. And voila! That worked as well.

DIY garden concrete stepping stones!

This rag is soaked in ammonia and keeps rats, raccoons, and other varmints out of the garden.


Create portable mini greenhouses out of plastic storage containers for starting seeds and nurturing young plants.

Repurposed windows become a small greenhouse.

Re-use a rotisserie chicken container as a mini greenhouse!

Paint glow in the dark paint on pots for around the edge of the pool or patio.


Angelonia -It's easy to grow and flowers profusely (AND IT'S PURPLE!) great plant for our dry spells and heat. Not fussy about soil either. Butterflies love it!

L’anglin, Vienne, France

Gorgeous little potting shed.

Why a tomato cracks and what to do about it

Asparagus is one of the tastiest, easiest vegetables you can g row. A little work up front pays off with years of good eating. Find out how to plant and manage this quintessential spring crop.

How to plant garlic (one clove produces up to twenty more) - you can always have fresh garlic!

How to build the perfect raised bed

herbs/wine corks

Greenhouses made from old windows