Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. Use baking soda in a 6" wide area around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into the beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Usually doing this twice a year works - spring and fall.
Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, Liquid dish soap (any brand), Empty spray bottle. Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar. Add a squirt of liquid dish soap. This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work.
Tree Stump Removal - Get rid of tree stumps by drilling holes in the stump and filling them with 100% Epsom salt. Follow with water, and wait. Live stumps may take as long as a month to decay, and start to decompose all by themselves. by karla