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Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Do this twice a year - spring and fall. Awesome!

Natural bug spray for the garden. 1 gallon of water 2 cups of Dawn soap 2 cups of plain listerine type mouthwash 1 tsp cayenne pepper Mix together, put in a spray bottle. 10 Steps to Organic Gardening

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#19. Homemade Weed Killer -- 22 Everyday Products You Can Easily Make From Home (for less!) These are all so much healthier, too!

3 gallons for around $4.00 Worked better than Round Up killed the weeds/stray grass on first application. One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, 1/2 c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn. Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle.

Go Green ~ Use sugar to make your lawn healthy and at the same time eliminate crabgrass, Bermuda grass, dandelions, clover, dollar weed and other shallow rooted weeds like chickweed

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How do you identify your plants in the garden after you have planted the seed? I usually use Garden Markers to help me to know what plants are what.

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Make the base: 1 head of garlic 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes 1 cup water Make a batch of insecticidal soap: 2 tablespoons base mixture (above recipe) 1/2 teaspoon liquid dish soap 2 cups water http://www.sweetpeasandpumpkins.com/2012/06/homemade-earth-friendly-insecticidal.html

Gardening Tips and Tricks – Vinegar as a Natural Weed Killer Great! i've used boiling water, but this requires no heat/prep!! Maybe I can combine this with my canning activities and make pickled dandelions?

Homemade Weed Killer: Mix: 1 quart vinegar (can use white or apple cider vinegar), 1/4 cup salt, & 2 tsp. dish soap. The acid in the vinegar kills the plant. The salt pulls moisture out of the weeds. The dish soap keeps the weed killer on the plant. Word to the wise: this mixture will kill any plant it comes into contact with; it's not selective at all. Once you mix up your weed killer, pour in a spray bottle. Then, wait for a day that is going to be dry, hot and sunny and spray away.

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Cedar Raised 3 Tiered Planter Bed Garden

I love this. Raised flower beds help reduce weeds and allow you to organize your plants easily. :)

Kill weeds and grass growing in unwanted places by pouring full-strength white distilled vinegar on them. This works especially well in crevices and cracks of walkways and driveways. Give acid-loving plants like azaleas, rhododendrons, hydrangeas and gardenias a little help by watering them with a white distilled vinegar solution now and again. A cup of white distilled vinegar to a gallon of tap water is a good mixture. Stop ants from congregating by pouring white distilled vinegar on…

Remember for Spring ~ Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to a gallon of water and spray your lawn for a lusher, greener lawn. Epsom salt is loaded with magnesium!

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