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.

weed prevention for two years: newspaper will prevent any grass/weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after ~ 18 months. By that time, any grass/weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead.

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.

...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.

Not all grass growing methods are created equal. I learned that the hard way. Come find how to successfully grow grass the first time!

How to Grow Grass Fast

How to Grow Thick, Healthy Grass-Thankfully, on our third purchase of grass seed we found a winner! It is Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed, Water it twice a day for the first couple of weeks.

Sweeten your tomatoes by sprinkling baking soda on the soil around your tomato plants.

75 Extraordinary Uses for Baking Soda /Life Hackery. & 32 for the garden to make your homegrown tomatoes sweeter and keep rabbits from eating your veggies

This shows how to grow your own pineapple plant from the top of one you already have. I would love to see if this works.

Going to try this again, last one just went soft and wouldnt root. ~Grow Your Own Pineapple Plant - ok, I can't lie. I thought pineapples grew on trees. My mind is blown & I want to grow a pineapple plant.

cute outdoor lamp

Outdoor solar Lamp - use a landscape light fitted down inside a lamp base.top off with lamp shade for easy outdoor light

Every gardener wants to have a beautiful garden -- with the least amount of back-breaking work. Commercial herbicides can help keep unwanted growth at bay without spending hours pulling weeds, but most of us aren't big fans of... #gardenpestcontrol #gardeninghacks #gardeningtipsandtricks

10 Ways to Naturally Get Rid of Dandelions and Other Garden Weeds - Page 7 of 13

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

Soaking seeds before planting is an “old time” gardener’s trick that many new gardeners are not aware of. Read the reasons for soaking seeds and how to soak seeds in this article.

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

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