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.  Its green, its 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 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. Its green, its 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.

Wood Grain Concrete Pavers

Wood Grain Concrete Pavers

Take the {repurposed} Path Less Traveled How often do you notice the ground that you're walking on? Not often? That's because you haven't been on these beautiful repurposed garden paths! Get inspired to create your own little path of happiness at home.

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 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!

DIY Firepit--I like the separation from the grass so the lawn doesn't get scorched

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DIY Project: How to Build a Back Yard Fire Pit! Super easy & cheap! Took just a couple of hours & the bricks (40 of them) were $1.25 each

DIY Project: How to Build a Back Yard Fire Pit! Super easy & cheap! Took just a couple of hours & the bricks (40 of them) were $1.25 each

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