Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and is a natural weed killer. Sprinkle baking soda around all of the edges of garden areas to keep the grass and weeds from growing into flower beds. Just lightly cover the soil twice a year – spring and fall.
Outdoor fireplace and checker board "floor" makes for an inviting and personal outdoor living space: "Whimsy meets practicality in this playful pattern that mixes squares of grass with pavers. A fireplace offers a focal point and a backdrop to the patio"
How to grow HUGE Boston Ferns: replant in in diameter pots; re-pot using a mix of potting soil and some horse manure; water frequently in hot weather); and if they start losing their dark green color, find some good fertilizer for
This site is AWESOME. photo gallery of containers with instructions to plant and description of flowers-- for full sun, partial, shade etc. Like the contrast in color of the sweet potato vine against the dark.
The Secret to Long-Lasting Hydrangea Arrangements - When you are arranging your cut flowers re-cut the stem and immediately stick the bottom of the stem in alum (found in the spice aisle), then arrange as usual. It’s easy and works! No more wilted blooms!