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!

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Grout cleaner ~~ 7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup ammonia (or lemon juice) and 1/4 cup vinegar

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2 c vinegar, 1T liquid soap, 1Tsalt….will kill anything! DO NOT USE ROUNDUP.

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Self made Miracle Grow. Put 1 Tbs. Epsom Salt, & 1 Tbs. Sugar into each hole with your plant. It makes them grow larger, leafier and greener. Or dissolve 1 Tbs. Epsom Salt into 1 Gallon of water and use it to water your plants, trees, fruit trees, roses, flowering plants, squash,and all other veggies. For plants you have planted in ground or pots sprinkle Epsom Salt on top of the dirt/potting soil and water well. See Link for other ideas.

Will try this for my roses this year: A tonic for black spot and powdery mildew on roses Roses, while beautiful, are often plagued with black spot or powdery mildew. I mix these ingredients into a tonic, which I spray on my roses: 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of liquid soap or Murphy's oil soap in 2 quarts of water. The tonic protects the roses for months.

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.

Brick edging for your flower beds, this idea - could possibly make it harder for grass to invade flowerbeds.

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Weed killer

Delosperma 'Fire Spinner' - Nickel-sized apricot to bright orange flowers with a ring of hot pink to magenta surrounding a white eye; emerges in late spring with the flowers covering the foliage; often reblooms sporadically throughout the summer; helps suppress weeds as a ground cover; heat and drought tolerant; great for rock gardens, slopes and containers; 1"-3"; full sun; whz 5-9; plug.

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Love this rock border! Put down a weed barrier (cardboard, newspaper or weed blocking material) under rocks.

Like the look of these over typical trellis for vertical growing

stones, raised flower beds

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Sweeten your tomatoes by sprinkling baking soda on the soil around your tomato plants. - Click image to find more Gardening Pinterest pins i-love-gardening

Create a raised flower bed using flagstone wall block to define spaces in your lawn or garden.