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Newspaper Weeds Away 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.

Lay down a thick layer of CARDBOARD in your raised garden beds to kill the grass. It is perfectly safe to use and will fully decompose, but not before killing any grass below it. They’ll also provide compost and food for worms

Heavily newspaper your garden beds before you put down mulch. Weeds cannot grow through the newspaper, and the decomposing paper feeds your soil. Best gardening tip I ever got!

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11 Ways to Kill Garden Weeds

Baking soda and weeds ... A safe way to keep weeds and grasses from growing in the cracks of your paved patios, driveways, and walkways: Sprinkle handfuls of baking soda onto the concrete and simply sweep it into the cracks. The added sodium will make it much less hospitable to dandelions and their friends. Try it 2x/yr, spring and fall. Site has other ways to kill weeds.

DIY Homemade Weed Killer. Works great and no chemicals. Gallon white vinegar, 1/2 C salt, 1 tsp. Dawn and squirt away.

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How to Keep Your Flower Beds Weed-Free (for free!)

How To Keep Your Flower Beds Weed Free: #Garden_Designs #Garden_Ideas #ideas_For_Garden_Decoration #Best_Home_Garden_Tips #Garden_Decor #Gardening

I like this cinder block layout, but I would add trailing plants to cover all that concrete!

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Wigwam Grips (2) to make teepee

Wigwam Grips (2) to make teepee I have used these for YEARS and love them! Gwen

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Growing Carrots: It’s Easier Than You Think!

Growing carrots is super easy to do at home. Here are a few tricks and tips to get you started! | Prepared-Housewives.com #garden #carrots

Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes | the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away. A very functional patio plant.

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Create Newspaper Pots for Seed-Starting

How to Make Easy Newspaper Pots for Early Plantings....

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10 Ways to Repurpose Old Umbrellas

Take it outside and turn your old umbrella into a greenhouse or a protective covering for your plants ...

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plants to repel bugs

Serendipity and Spice: 8 Plants to Repel Bugs, Insects, and Pests