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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.

Buy a flower pot that you really like and use Rustoleum's Glow-in-the-dark paint to paint the pot. During the day, the paint will absorb the sunlight and at night the pots will glow.

Wish I would have know this trick over 4 years ago. It would have saved countless hours of taking sod out & would have produced healthy soil also! Put cardboard & compost over grass in fall & by spring... you have healthy beds to plant in!

Plant a garden full of mosquito repelling plants so you can actually enjoy being outdoors :)

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Frugal Family Times: How to Make a Weed-free Brick Driveway (that Stays that way!) - great for patios too.

no-dig flower bed - I've been using newspaper under my mulch for a couple years now, to deter weed growth! Cheap and works!

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love these galvanized buckets for planters.

Recycled Rubber Edge Border. Even If You Could Lay Bark Mulch In Perfect Circles Or Borders, It Would Soon Look Ragged Or Need Replenshing. These Mulch Mats Always Look Crisp, Because They Can't Be Scattered. Use Around Raised Beds, Walkways Or Foundation Plantings Mow Right Over It! This is brilliant!

Lavender plants are generally easy to care for. Learn how to create a fragrant and beautiful lavender hedge, and maintain it for years to come.

how to upcycle cheap flower pots, container gardening, crafts, gardening, Share these with fellow thrifty gardeners

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 Concrete Garden Globes - Make your own concrete garden globes using old glass light shades for molds!

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

I've decided I don't like grass ... looking for alternate groundcover ... would prefer something that flowers :)

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Garden edging ideas for your yard and garden. Great ideas, designs, pictures and tutorials.

Beautiful, colorful landscaping! The tall grass is purple fountain grass (Pennisteum sectaceum 'Rubrum'), available from bustaniplantfarm.com (image credit). Looks like coleus and purple heart, and maybe begonias?

Create a Neat Border Edge with Recycled Rubber Mulch Long-lasting, scatter-proof mulch edging always looks crisp and neat Use around flowerbeds and walkways Suppresses weeds better than bark mulch and lasts for years

6-step process for Back to Eden gardening. No watering. No weeds.