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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.

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.

Tree Stump Removal - Get rid of tree stumps by drilling holes in the stump and filling them with 100% Epsom salt. Follow with water, and wait. Live stumps may take as long as a month to decay, and start to decompose all by themselves.

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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DIY Concrete Garden Globes

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

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25 Garden Edges and Borders

Landscape Edging Idea - Easier to mow right up to the edge of the border without using a weed eater

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!

Newspaper Weed Blocker. Start putting in your plants; work the nutrients into your soil. Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspapers. landscape

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Live Carpet - Step Into an Oasis

Live Carpet Low-creeping plants, such as mazus or dwarf mondo grass, look great planted between flagstones. They frame each stone in green.

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3 colorful, easy-care spring borders

border - Heuchera, ornamental grass, and silvery artemisia mingle with abutilon, airy clusters of pink gaura, coneflower, and hydrangea to soften and hide the base of the deck. Bark mulch covers the soil between plants; Trex benderboard finishes the front edge. Plant cuphea, salvia, and verbena for color among mixed basils, eggplant, and pepper.

Our yard - a unique garden This idea would be easy to maintain and keep looking fabulous with sunken holes to drop blooming plants into and change out easily....justathought

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TOP 10 Homemade Weedkillers That Will Kill The Weed Without Killing The Plant

TOP 10 Homemade Weedkillers That Will Kill The Weeds Without Killing The Plant