Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspaper. Good composting!

17 Ridiculously Useful Tips to Make Life Easier Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspapers.

This woman has amazing advice for beautiful container plant combinations.

Container plant combinations~ Purple Fountain Grass, Blackie Sweet Potato Vine, and Margarita Sweet Potato Vine

Pennisetum Rubrum "Fireworks" Looks like something from a Dr Suess book! Pennisetum Rubrum is my favorite grass, I wish it was a perennial around here, I'll have to remember to get some for around he house this year.

Fireworks in the Flower Bed

You had me at "Fireworks". ---- Pennisetum Rubrum "Fireworks" Looks like something from a Dr Suess book! Pennisetum Rubrum is my favorite grass, I wish it was a perennial around here, I'll have to remember to get some for around he house this year.

Plant a Mosquito Control container so you can sit and unwind in the evenings without dousing in DEET

Build a Control container so you can sit and unwind in the evenings without dousing in DEET. - ruggedthug - Build a Control container so you can sit and unwind in the evenings without dousing in DEET.

Uncinia Rubra - Firedance Ornamental Grass - front porch landscaping Love the color! I'm now on a mission to add this in my garden next to the Karl Forester.

Uncinia Rubra - Firedance Ornamental Grass - front porch landscaping Love the color! I& now on a mission to add this in my garden next to the Karl Forester.

Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes. The strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away - very functional patio plant.

must try.Mosquito grass (a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away. In addition to being a very functional patio plant, Lemon Grass is used in cooking Asian Cuisine, adding a light lemony taste

Smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden. The blooms are very airy, thus the name "smoke" bush. Also changes colors with the seasons

Common Names: Purple smoke bush, smokebush, smoketree, purple smoke tree. Zones Size & Shape: Purple smoke bush grows to a size of tall and wide. It is irregular to rounded. Exposure: Grow purple smoke bush in full sun.

Firehouse Dwarf Nandina  evergreen, red fall color  This dwarf variety holds that red fire engine color all Winter. It has a compact mounding form with bright green Spring foliage.  prune, selectively cut the stalks and stagger the heights of each cane instead of cutting them all off to the same height.  - resistant to deer, drought, heat & humidity, pollution, rabbits, seashore, slope, and wind

Firehouse Dwarf Nandina evergreen, red fall color This dwarf variety holds that red fire engine color all Winter. It has a compact mounding form with bright green Spring foliage. prune, selectively cut the stalks and stagger the heights of each cane ins

ornamental grass garden - live this look - would like to do along back fence line

A Classic Fall Garden

Hameln' , a dwarf fountaingrass, crowns a bed of white petunias and 'Purple Dome' aster. The bright white draws your eye to the base of the garden bed in contrast to the grass' crown of tan spikelets. The rust of sedum peeks through from behind the grass.

Top 5 Plants that Repel Mosquitoes - Healthy Holistic Living

Top 5 Plants that Repel Mosquitoes - Healthy Holistic Living (lemongrass, citronella, marigolds, mint, Rosemary)

One of the few grasses that thrives in part shade! Only 18-24" tall, its slender leaves form a fountain of bright green and then become suffused with crimson and purple in fall. Beautiful cascading down a shady bank or over a retaining wall. Likes evenly moist soil, but tolerates dry spells. Zones 5-9. 3" pot. Hakonechloa macra 'Beni-kaze'. -

Hakonechloa macra 'Beni-Kaze' Height: feet Width: feet Water: Moist but well-drained soil Blooms: Summer Exposure: Full Sun Hardiness: Zone 5

A Pinner says: this is the BEST Weed Spray.  I made 3 gallons for around $4.00 last year after seeing a pin.  Worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds/stray grass on first application.  One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, 1/2 c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn.  Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle. - Click image to find more Other Pinterest pins

Put newspaper over the dirt pages thick & then cover it with mulch. The newspaper will prevent any grass & weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass & weed seeds that had been pres

I love to garden and this is a photo of the awesome garden shed, using recycled materials such as weathered wood, windows from an old milking barn, old rust hinges, old chair, old bear trap on the wall, old garden tools, old door, a rusty horse shoe to hook the door etc. I love this garden shed with all the old things being used!

These inspirational she shed designs are a must-do summer project for your garden or backyard space and will put your husband's man cave to shame.

32 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

Plant some ornamental Kochia Scoparia grass. Plant some ornamental Kochia Scoparia grass. It’s a a hardy and drought-tolerant foliage plant that germinates super fast. They start out green but turn a pretty red color once it starts to get colder.

Garden Cottage

storybook perfect - I want this in my back yard. wouldn't that be a fabulous guest house.

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