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Create a Neat Border Edge with Recycled Rubber Mulch Long-lasting, scatter-proof mulch edging always looks crisp and neat Use around flowerbeds and walkways Suppresses weeds better than bark mulch and lasts for years
Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. I use baking soda in a 6" wide area around all of the edges of my flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into my beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. I usually have to do this twice a year - spring and fall.
Use pine cones as a natural mulch to keep dogs, cats & other digging animals out of garden beds. This really is a great idea. Wondering if the chickens will also stay out of this?. it also providing some acidity to the planting beds in areas with more alkaline soil.