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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.

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12 Awesome Ways to Use Baking Soda in the Garden

12 Awesome Ways to Use Baking Soda in Your Yard

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#19. Homemade Weed Killer -- 22 Everyday Products You Can Easily Make From Home (for less!) These are all so much healthier, too!

Did you know that cornmeal is birth control for weeds? Sprinkle it on your garden and it will keep weed seeds from germinating and growing i...

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Spray the plant with Epsom salts (1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). That gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. Spray them again 10 days later and in a few weeks, our expert friends report, you will have more peppers than you can eat.

Line flowerpots and planters with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole. Why didn't I think of that?

Swarms of Mosquitoes on my patio led me to an old home remedy - Did you know that chopped up garlic makes mosquitoes disappear? I buy minced, dried garlic at local Fiesta grocery stores and sprinkle it around on my patio. I have to stand back as I am using it - mosquitoes will literally swarm out of your plants and bushes to get away from the smell. Works like a charm!!

Perform your soil test by placing a sample into two separate cups or containers. Add vinegar to one. If it fizzes your soil is alkaline. If not, add some water to the second cup and stir. Add baking soda. If it fizzes you have acidic soil. If neither have a reaction your soil is somewhat pH balanced

Creeping Phlox - this is such a pretty plant. you can use in in the front of flower beds as a groundcover, in pots or buckets, on rock walls, etc. it will climb and creep over or just grow in a beautiful mass! One of my favorites.

Scleranthus biflorus Clumping Australian native, although not actually a grass it grows in attractive mounds of what looks like a bright green moss. Ideal as a ground cover in rockeries and on steep banks. Prefers a full sun position, requires well drained soil and needs%...

Purple Flowering Groundcover - Campanula Portenschlagiana - a plant that grows in less-than-ideal conditions and has long-lasting foliage. Plant care info is on the post - via Northern Shade

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Tips for Planting Your Favorite Bulbs

Tips for planting bulbs - how to get blooms in spring, summer, and fall!

If you put a growing watermelon in a square container, it will grow into a square shape! Who knew?!

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Building a Flowerbed Without Digging

Building a Flower Bed without Digging

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Put the newspaper over the dirt 3-4 pages thick and then covered it with mulch. 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. - Click image to find more Gardening…