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Gardening: 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 iwhite 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.

Weeds in Brick Path - 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 your 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. Do this twice a year - spring and fall.

from The Kitchn

Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil — Tips from

Freeze herbs while they are fresh - put chopped herbs into ice tray and add olive oil before freezing. Then put into freezer bags and label for later use.

"Poison Ivy Killer: Prevent problems with poison ivy growing in your yard by adding 3 pounds of salt to a gallon of soapy water, and spraying the mixture on the leaves and stems of the poison ivy plants."

Keep wasps and bees away this summer. Put about 10 cloves in 1/2 a lemon and set out. They do not like the scent. Cut off the ends so they sit flat.

from Better Homes and Gardens

Butterfly Bush and other Top Plants for Your Butterfly Garden

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from Apartment Therapy

Vertical Gardening Inspiration

great use of space --> vertical gardening ideas with wooden fence #diy #garden

eco-friendly weed remover: fill spray bottle with white vinegar and add a few squirts of dish soap. shake. spray over weeds and next day they're gone.