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    DIY yard edging

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    Make a Mowing Strip Leave a 6- to 12-inch-wide mowing strip between the edge of your beds and borders and the lawn to save time and effort in the garden. Step 4 Use a flexible scoop, such as a plastic yogurt cup, to sprinkle concrete mix into the gaps. Brush any excess off the adjacent rubble. By Kate Carter Frederick

  • Teona A

    Instructions for making a Mowing Strip. Maybe I won't have to get the weed whacker out so often...

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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.

Got Weeds? Use Vinegar: 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.

NOt exactly for the garden, but great tie in into the gardener spirit.... would be funny by the front doorbell!

start a garden in garden soil bags. It really turns out beautiful in the end. You don't see the bags after the mulch goes on top. Very easy and few weeds.