Naturally preventing crabgrass: Corn gluten meal has been used since the early 1980s as safe, natural lawn fertilizer and crab grass preventative. It must be applied as soon as snow melts, and at a heavy rate of 10 lbs per 1000 sq ft of lawn
From the Gardening Cook-10 Ways to Use Baking Soda in the Garden -who knows baking soda is a great garden aid? Here are a few tips: *Use it as a natural fungicide *As garden grime buster *Use it for powdery mildew *Rejuvenate your rose bushes *Use it as weed killer/preventer *Kill cabbage worms *Sweeten your tomatoes *Kill crabgrass *Test your soil PH *Discourage pests in the garden
Sun loving beds aren't just for flowers; consider ornamental grasses, which often demand full-time rays of sun to reach their full height. Lavender and black-eyed Susans provide pops of color in the garden bed. I love this!!