Explore The Newspaper, Weed Seeds, and more!

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.

Put newspaper over the dirt pages thick & then cover it with mulch. The newspaper will prevent any grass & weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass & weed seeds that had been pres

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!

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! Especially if you then put landscape fabric on top of the newspaper.

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 into plants.

9 Natural Ways to Kill Weeds (Without Harming Mother Earth): Did you know that cornmeal is birth control for seeds? Sprinkle it on your garden and it will keep weed seeds from germinating and growing into plants. Of course, cornmeal will keep any seed fro

Do you soak your seeds before you plant? Soaking seeds before planting helps you to break down the seed’s natural defenses against what it expects from Mother Nature, which then allows it to germinate faster.

Seed Soaking: Tips For Soaking Seeds Before Planting

Soaking seeds before planting is an old-time gardener trick. When you soak seeds before planting, you can significantly decrease the amount of time it takes for a seed to germinate. Reasons for soaking seeds & how to soak seeds. By Heather Rhoades

...acid-stained concrete looks like a copper walkway

Acid-stained Concrete Patio -- Looks like copper! My back porch, front porch and basement all need this! Click the pic for a brief how-to video on doing this technique.

Stone pavers to stone planters

CEMENT PAVER PLANTER BOXES: All you need are a few - pavers, - landscape-block adhesive, and a little time. Wait 24 hours for everything to cure and you're ready to move your new planters into place and fill them with dirt and greenery.

A Bundt pan from a thrift store, painted  planted (umbrella fits right through the hole!) or fill with river rock and candles!! Awesome Idea!!

bundt pan from thrift store, painted & planted (umbrella fits right thru the hole!) -- my OCD and I will overlook that's an angel food cake pan, not bundt pan, because the idea's cute :-)

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. Awesome!

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and is a natural weed killer. Sprinkle baking soda around all of the edges of garden areas to keep the grass and weeds from growing into flower beds. Just lightly cover the soil twice a year – spring and fall.

How To Build A Bench Around A Tree

DIY How To Build A Bench Around A Tree. This would be nice around the tree in my backyard. Would love this once our little trees get bigger!

Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

Cement DIY ideas including this stepping stone project. Excellent item for the "do it yourselfer". Easy to use and the finished project looks great.

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