Allegedly... 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.

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How to Edge a garden like a pro!

Use baking soda to kill weeds. I did this with the weeds growing between the cracks in our patio and it actually works!

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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.

20 Best Vegetables to Grow in Pots. This makes me want to grow a garden on my patio

GO GREEN..Lawn Care for CHEAP! The secret of using SUGAR on your lawn. If you want to make your lawn healthy & at the same time, eliminate crabgrass, Bermuda grass, dandelions, clover, dollar weed & other shallow rooted weeds like chickweed, use SUGAR!! Sugar feeds beneficial microbes, insects, & worms. It won't cause allergic reactions in pets or children. Sugar will fortify grass while discouraging weeds. It's cheap and easy to apply. Click picture for more information. Really?

this special sand turns into something like grout

Recycled Rubber Edge Border. Even If You Could Lay Bark Mulch In Perfect Circles Or Borders, It Would Soon Look Ragged Or Need Replenshing. These Mulch Mats Always Look Crisp, Because They Can't Be Scattered. Use Around Raised Beds, Walkways Or Foundation Plantings Mow Right Over It! This is brilliant!

Brick border for flower beds on a budget.

1 thing that gets rid of dandelions and weeds for good.

How to Get Rid of Sidewalk Weeds. There isn't anything vinegar can't do besides solve the world's financial crisis.

I need to remember this for next year when planting my patio pots!

10 Ways To Keep Weeds Out Of Your Garden - Who has time to pull weeds? Not Me! Learn how to keep weeds out!

Did you know that you can simply plant the top of a pineapple in a pot and grow another? And it looks gorgeous!

Go Green ~ Use sugar to make your lawn healthy and at the same time eliminate crabgrass, Bermuda grass, dandelions, clover, dollar weed and other shallow rooted weeds like chickweed

Edge Border made of recycled rubber to look like mulch.

Self made Miracle Grow. Put 1 Tbs. Epsom Salt, & 1 Tbs. Sugar into each hole with your plant. It makes them grow larger, leafier and greener. Or dissolve 1 Tbs. Epsom Salt into 1 Gallon of water and use it to water your plants, trees, fruit trees, roses, flowering plants, squash,and all other veggies. For plants you have planted in ground or pots sprinkle Epsom Salt on top of the dirt/potting soil and water well. See Link for other ideas.