Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. I use baking soda in a 6" wide area around all of the edges of my flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into my beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. I usually have to do this twice a year - spring and fall.

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.

Replace seasonal plants!!  Why didn't I think of this??

Replace seasonal plants (this method is used in many public gardens). Great idea for when I someday have a yard!

raised garden

raised beds inside fence - love the look of this! // back yard fence.especially if/when UofA build parking deck behind us

Buried pots contain aggressive herbs.   Cultivating a renaissance-like perennial "Hedge row".

herb garden in sunken pots. keeps it nice and organized and keeps the herbs from spreading like crazy.like the sunken pot idea for the front flower bed.

HOW TO PRUNE YOUR CREPE MYRTLES

Crepe Myrtle Pruning Step-by-Step

Pruning Crape Myrtle What concerns people most in the country right now? Losing their jobs? Losing their retirements? Its how to properly prune their crepe myrtles Heres a step-by-step guide showing how the Gru.

Pallet Herb Garden using dollar store cups! I just love the colors and how it turned out!

Pallet Herb Garden using dollar store cups!don't use a pallet, use the privacy fence or other parts of the yard for this same effect, but good to grow herbs or lettuces

Pallet Garden

(herb garden idea) Got Pallets? Don't feel like turning up a bunch of grass? Use a pallet as a garden bed - staple garden cloth on the backside of the pallet fill with dirt and start growing! Courtesy of: Backyard Diva

DIY garden path. Take a multi picture frame and fill with cement.

DIY Garden Path with a multi-picture frame and cement. I love this idea! pictorialdesign: DIY Garden Path with a multi-picture frame and cement.

cleaning fruit. fill sink with water, add 1 cup vinegar, mix.  add all fruit and soak for 10 minutes.  water will be dirty and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film. try this

DIY Fruit & Veggie Wash Cleaning fruit - fill sink with water, add 1 C. Add all fruit and soak for 10 minutes. Water will be dirty and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film. Great for Berries too--keeps them from molding.

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