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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!

Pests, Be Gone! 10 Natural Ways to Make Your Home Critter-Free

10 Natural Ways to Make Your Home Critter-Free Flies hate the smell of basil. Catnip repels mosquitoes more effectively than DEET Spiders are not fond of citrus ect.

10 Everyday Household Items That Make Perfect Seedling Starters

Random but we just had a huge box of stale cones come in through gleaners... this'll be perfect!

Homemade Wasp Repellent

Cucumber Slices At picnics or BBQs, slice cucumber slices and lay them around. It keeps bees away. Learned this at the maple syrup booth at our state fair, no bees around. It was really amazing.

(Saw this on PBS years ago) Secret Lawn Tonic Recipe From Golf Course Groundskeeper - Updated .. You will need: One full can of regular pop (any kind-no diet soda) .. One full can of beer (no light beer) 12oz .. 1/2 Cup of Liquid dishwashing soap (do NOT use anti-bacterial dishwashing liquid).. 1/2 Cup of household ammonia .. 1/2 Cup of mouthwash (any brand)