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    keep soil in your flower pots

    Instead of putting rocks in the bottom of big porch planters, she fills the bottom with sealed empty plastic 20 ounce bottles! They give the pot the drainage it needs, without adding all that extra weight! So smart!!


    How to improve your soil without a compost heap

    Use limes and cloves to get rid of mosquitos. Need to remember this!


    Cut the bottom off a plastic pot to contain invasive plants & bury in the ground. This trick won't work with plants such as strawberries or mint that spread above ground.

    Heavily newspaper your garden beds before you put down mulch. Weeds cannot grow through the newspaper, and the decomposing paper feeds your soil. Best gardening tip I ever got!

    Whether you have a pet or a toddler, chances are that you are going to have a urine stain on your mattress. Getting those stains off (and particularly getting the smell out) can be difficult. There is however, a really effective and really inexpensive method for removing urine from mattresses...

    What a great idea these potlifters are!

    Brick edging for your flower beds

    Used Coffee Grounds to Deter Slugs from Hosta

    When repotting a plant, turn a plastic pot upside down in the new, larger container and add soil around it. When you're done, pull out the plastic pot and there will be plenty of room inside the bigger container to place your plant's root ball.

    I did this. My suggestion would be to add cardboard or something up the sides to hold water. My garden did SO WELL, but it dried out easily. Also, in the individual holes, I planted herbs, green peppers and zucchini. They did excellent also!!

    Baby food jars fixed to a board for a cute flower presentation. Adorable!!

    Dressing up your WINDOW with Flowers. lots of options photo's

    painting terra cotta pots

    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. Check out my before and after photos. I took the first photo right before I sprayed the weeds and the after photo about 24 hours later.

    DIY succulent planter, that you can't kill!

    Garden pond in a pots | World In Green