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Pinner says: Mosquito Spray...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...worth a try...

This Old Housefrom This Old House

10 Uses for Coffee Filters

Flower Pot Drain Hole Cover: Just lay a coffee filter in the bottom of the pot covering the hole before filling the pot. The soil will stay in the pot and the water will still drain out because that is what coffee filters are designed to do; let water through. They last for a long time, too; by the time they fall apart, the potting soil is well packed and the plant has roots that hold the soil together.

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Home Gardening Tips: Easier Weeding and Watering

laundry jug as watering can

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Drip Irrigation System w Recycled Bottles

diy drip irrigation system

How smart is that!? The trick to amazing potted plants - diapers. Pinner wrote: I did this in my hanging baskets last year and they rocked all season.

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.

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40 Amazing Uses for Aloe Vera!

40 uses for aloe vera! It doesn't hurt that aloe vera produces at least six natural antiseptics, which are able to kill mold, bacteria, funguses, and viruses. In fact, the plant is so powerful that researchers and scientists are looking into its potential as an AIDS and cancer-fighter.


Pinned it. Made it. Love it! Watering can from a milk jug

Recycle a milk jug into a watering can for the garden with the simple tutorial from!

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Preparedness - Homegrown Medicinals

Preparedness - Homegrown Medicinal's

Plant lemon seeds. Lemon leaves smell so good.