11 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

11 Fragrant Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Plant a garden full of mosquito repelling plants so you can actually enjoy being outdoors :) Citronella Lemon Balm Catnip Marigolds Basil Lavender Peppermint Garlic Pennyroyal Rosemary Geranium

This really works - we did it for our raised beds and regular garden, no weeds for two years!! 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.

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

Just flatten a banana peel and bury it under one inch of soil at the base of a rosebush. The peel’s potassium feeds the plant and helps it resist disease...works for tomato plants too.

Banana peels as fertilizer.flatten a banana peel and bury it under one inch of soil at the base of a rosebush, tomato plant.the peel's potassium feeds the plant and helps it resist disease.

How to edge flowerbeds like a pro! via Funky Junk Interiors

How to edge flowerbeds like a pro! via

I have an edger to edge my flowerbeds like a pro. I just like the design. How to edge flowerbeds like a pro in minutes! - via Funky Junk Interiors

Dividing Perennials - link lists what plants to divide, how to divide how often. Excellent info!

Dividing Perennials

For when you transplant stuff over to the new house! :) DIY: Dividing Perennials - link lists what plants to divide, how to divide & how often.

This is one of the easiest gardening tips ever!! Save so much money and have free plants for life. #gardening #frugal

Divide Hosta and Day Lillies - This is one of the easiest gardening tips ever! Save so much money and have free plants for life.

How to collect, transplant, and care for moss. If you want to add moss to your pots or planters, this article explains how to establish it and get it growing.

How to collect, transplant, and care for moss. If you want to add moss to your pots or planters, this article explains how to establish it and get it growing. - Wonder if I could borrow & collect the moss growing in our backyard?

How to propagate succulents

Propagating Succulents

By far the best succulent propagation how-to site I've ever found. It's thorough and tells the hows and the whys. -How to propagate succulents. They are easy to take care of and so many different ones to chose from.

How & When To Divide Your Hosta Plants

This is a great photo of what your hostas look like when just coming up. They can be quite the last thing to come back each spring so don't give up on them. This links to an article on: Dividing Hostas Like A Pro - How & When To Divide Your Hosta Plants

Natural Weed Killer       1 gallon vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, dash of dish washing detergent (makes it stick to the weeds).   Mix well, spray on weeds in the morning, rejoice in their death that evening. This works best on a sunny day.

Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar, ½ 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.

hqcreations:    I’m always concerned about the laundry lint and the newspapers… wouldn’t the possible chemicals on those compostables be bad for the soil?

Composting is easy with our DIY compost bin. Revamp your compost pile and get ideas for a composting toilet & compost tumbler, personalize your composter!

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. Theyll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential. When planting tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant tomato on top. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

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