Pinner says: This really works - we did it for our raised beds and regular garden, no weeds for two years!! 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.

Put newspaper over the dirt pages thick & then cover it with mulch. The newspaper will prevent any grass & weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass & weed seeds that had been pres

Use Irish Spring to keep out #garden pests - including squirrels, deer, and mice! #DIY #organic deterrent.

Use Irish Spring to Keep Out Garden Pests

Use Irish Spring to keep out garden pests - including squirrels, deer, and mice! We have Bamboo and when the new shoots come up, the rabbits and deer eat them. But the irish springs keeps them out

For herbs or outdoor decor

Tower of Herbs

Tower of Herbs Container herb garden for a patio. I like this idea! I already have the pot arrangement, but it went empty this year.

Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil.

keep shells in open container in fridge. When full, crush shells into small bits and sprinkle around base of plants. Sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on garden and add touch of calcium to soil.

Clove and lime to get rid of mosquitoes. Who knew? All-natural and non-toxic! Gonna try this this summer.. Maybe it will work!

Have a mosquito problem in summer? At your next outdoor gathering try this SAFE and EFFECTIVE method of keeping mosquitoes at bay! Simply slice a lime in half and press in a good amount of cloves for an ALL NATURAL mosquito repellent

Lemon grass in big pots for the patio... it repels mosquitoes, smells amazing, and grows tall.

I hate mosquitos. Plant lemon grass in big pots for the patio… it repels mosquitoes and it grows tall I hate mosquitos. Plant lemon grass in big pots for the…

Garden tips...

Gardening Tips

"Excellent way to remember sun requirements[:] If you grow it for the fruit or the root you need full sun. If you grow it for the leaves, partial shade is all you need.

Gardening Tips for beginners- 7 pages to read! Don't waste more time and $ on failures!

Gardening Tips for Beginners - Garden - GRIT Magazine

From GRIT magazine -- Gardening Tips for Beginners (lots of great info for seasoned gardeners, too!

Household plants need nourishment, particularly in the dead of winter when sunlight is limited. Plants love starch, save the water you boiled your potatoes in, let it cool and use it to water your household plants.

Boiling potatoes- Household plants need nourishment, particularly in the dead of winter when sunlight is limited. Plants love starch, save the water you boiled your potatoes in, let it cool and use it to water your household plants.

Good to know: Orange slices in a dish attracts butterflies in droves.

Bowl of Butterflies by heartcaptured: Taken at The Butterfly House at Hershey Gardens, PA. This little bowl of orange slices attracted butterflies in droves

Grow plants from kitchen scraps. This is neat have pineapple growing, romain lettuce growing and celery growing!

Grow plants from kitchen scraps. This is neat have pineapple growing, romaine lettuce growing and celery growing!

How to Build a DIY Fire Pit

Update your backyard with a DIY fire pit. We love this idea from Better Homes and Gardens!

permanent campsite ideas - Google Search

I'm not shocked that Flies HATE Pine-Sol. I hate Pine Sol LOL! ~~permanent campsite ideas - worth a shot!

DIY SOIL TEST #diy #soil #test

You can test your own soil! Take two separate cups and add your soil sample to each. In one add vinegar and the other add some water, stir and add baking soda. If nothing at all happens your soil is some what PH balanced.

DANCING GARDEN JEWELS STAKE.. It's hard not to smile when you see these sparkling Dancing Garden Jewels bobbing and swaying in the breeze. The multicolored glass beads are strung on flexible, stainless steel wires.    this looks really easy to make.  glass beads and craft wire attached to rebar or something similar

Glass Beads Dance in Your Garden It's hard not to smile when you see these sparkling Dancing Garden Jewels bobbing and swaying in the breeze. The multicolored glass beads are strung on flexible, stainless steel wires. "Plant" them anywhere in your garden.

The 16 Best Healthy, Edible Plants to Grow Indoors

The 16 Best Healthy, Edible Plants to Grow Indoors

The 16 Best Healthy, Edible Plants to Grow Indoors If you have a sunny window (or two, or five) and a bit of extra time on your hands, then you’re capable of growing your own food right at home. Read on for our roundup of 16 easy, healthy plants to cul

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