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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...save for later

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7 Homemade Fertilizer Recipes

1 Tablespoon Epsom Salt 1 gallon water A watering can 1. Combine the Epsom salt and water. 2. Use the solution to water your plants. 3. Repeat once a month. Why This Works--Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate – both vital plant nutrients. Some magnesium-loving plants to try it on: houseplants, roses, peppers, tomatoes and pot

Save soil, save money, grow better plants. Use the cheap plastic pots that plants are potted in when you get them in the bottom of a large planter to provide good drainage and better airflow.

I put a diaper in the bottom of all my pots! Why, because a diaper will help retain the moisture in your pot. Last summer, I was amazed at how diapers really helped my pots stay moist, especially since I am not always the most dedicated gardner!

Collect large stones or rocks from various vacations and circle round your tree. Maybe, w/ permanent marker, write date and location on the bottom.

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Soda Bottle Drip Feeder for Vegetables - Easy DIY project

Bury a plastic bottle with small holes to water your plant's roots..brilliant in arid climates!

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How to Create a Tree-Stump Planter

tree-stump planter

puncture a few holes in the bottom....bury beside the plant...fill with water and it will drain to where the plant needs it....I have mixed my water with fish emulsion and fertilized using this same method

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A garden in a day

Colorful garden in a day - plant list included

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Pretty Planters (20 of them

Pretty Planters (20 of them) - Great place for some planter ideas! Real planters from my talented neighbors! - Momcrieff

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Best of 10 Uses for Common Household Products

COFFEE ! Give seedlings & plants a nitrogen boost by stirring COFFEE grounds into soil (or also can mix it into your watering can !) It acts as a plant's CPR ! Has revived many of mine in the past !! :)