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newspaper under mulch instead of black landscaping fabric :: inexpensive, environmentally friendly, and it decomposes...no difficult removal!

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!

Homemade Weed Killer 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.

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. @ Do It Yourself Pins

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Rooting hydrangea cuttings: Hydrangeas respond well to several propagation techniques, including layering and dividing. But rooting softwood cuttings in summer will yield a bunch of new plants in about four weeks.

DIY walkway. use a picture frame with multiple spaces, and a $4.00 bag of cement. Prettier and cheaper way to do a walk.

homemade weed killer.

DIY: Garden plant markers in vegetables with Markers garden DIY Branches

Easy enough and not toxic. Make Your Own At Home Weed Killer

Turn that milk jug inot a watering "can"!

Building a Raised Garden Bed - Brilliant idea

To Repair Dead Grass Spots from Dog Pee- Neutralize the nitrogen with baking soda. Pour 2 tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in a gallon of water on a burn spot, which neutralizes the concentrated amounts of ammonia and nitrogen in the dog pee that burned the grass.

Strawberry Pyramid. Build a pyramid planter for your strawberries. Each hole in the concrete block will hold more than enough soil for a strawberry plant. Wooden pyramid options I've seen waste too much soil under unused space. Once the plants grow in you will have a nice strawberry terrace effect. If you just make a border of blocks and don't terrace out the center, fill it with soil to plant some herbs or veggies. Paint white???

8 Natural Ways To Kill Garden Weeds

Cheap patio! A landscape relies on no-fuss design and pretty plant accents. -- Dark gray pebbles surround paving stones for a no-mow, easy-care landscape accent. -- Instead of relying on edging such as mulch that needs to be replaced every season, slim stones provide a solid boundary. -- Large swaths of a few carefully selected native plants such as coneflower, liatris, and black-eyed Susan, as well as ornamental grass keep the planting uncomplicated.

Amending soil

Tips for first time gardeners

Rarely Shared Landscaping: Tips for Your Backyard Adding walls and paths to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Heres a collection of pro building tricks for easier, faster and better path and wall construction. SAVE THIS ONE!

Blue fescue Botanical name: Festuca glauca Requirements: Well-drained soil and full sun.Bird benefits: Seeds feed them; foliage provides nesting material Gardener benefits: Mound-forming, semievergreen plants have striking blue-green foliage, making them valuable accent plants. Drought-tolerant plants are a good choice for low-water landscapes. Zones: 4-8 Size: 6-18 inches tall; 12-24 inches wide

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