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The Family Handymanfrom The Family Handyman

How to Build a Rain Barrel

rain barrels! @Sara Clemens

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Affix wood to barrel - method 1

Reclaimed wood transforms a blue barrel (or ugly plastic pot) into a beautiful planter.

This really works - 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.

Lemongrass: Repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. Plant in pots and place on your porch or patio. @ its-a-green-life

The Garden Glovefrom The Garden Glove

Going on Vacation? 3 DIY Self Watering Ideas for the Garden

self watering help ♻keep on reduce reuse recyclin' in the free world

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Epsom Salt Formula for Stump Removal

Tree Stump Removal Get rid of tree stumps by drilling holes in the stump and filling them with 100% Epsom salt. Follow with water, and wait. Live stumps may take as long as a month to decay, and start to decompose all by themselves....I wish we knew this when we cut down our trees at the house we're moving out of!

excellent idea ..... attach to down spout on guttering and redirect rain water to where it can be needed most .

Apartment Therapyfrom Apartment Therapy

15 Repurposed Planters: Just Add Dirt

rain gutter planters

the world's most perfect fertilizer + pesticide is epsom salt. This is so true- every other week- 1 gallon of water, 1 TBSP of miracle grow and 3 TBSP of epsom salt- I promise a great garden all season.