This really works - we did it for our raised beds and regular garden, no weeds for two years!! 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 (1/2 cup of salt, white vinegar, and squirt of liquid dish soap solution in a spray bottle)

Want to live in a mosquito-free yard? I have one word. GARLIC! I buy the biggest jar of garlic that I can find and sprinkle it around my yard. I even poor out the “garlic water” close to my back patio door. Mosquitos hate the smell of garlic more than anything and will do anything to escape the smell. Works for 3 months. I do this monthly for $5

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Tree Stump Remover - Drill holes, then fill with Epsom salt, will soon start to decompose

Concrete gap filler. Never weed again!! Love it! This is what parks and public places use. Available at Lowes and Home Depot in different colors in the concrete dept.

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

DIY Flower Pot Candle Holder. Could use LED candles for added safety with rambuctious kids around.

Daylilies & Hostas - love the simplicity & how lush it looks!

Garden design – Cool ideas

nice way to raise a planter

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

Gardening, for people that have too much time.

Epsom salt is a longtime, affordable way to help start your garden or improve your garden once it’s already going. You can use Epsom salt in the garden as a fertilizer, a pest deterrent, and also as a seed starter, to name a few. Epsom salt can also enhance the quality and condition of your lawn and shrubs!

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no grass landscaping is definitely an idea of my Florida yard.

You put in your zip code, and it tells you what plants you should be planting now. You can even look ahead a few months to plan out your garden!

I love the look of this yard. They replaced their entire front yard grass with plants and rocks. Very nice, I would add some bark, mulch or smaller rocks so no bare dirt shows.

papercrete/ better than hypertuffa. Uses old newspaper and can be shaped in the same way as concrete or hypertufa.

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