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

milk carton watering can...great idea for kids helping in the garden. Smaller kids can use a half-gallon

Milk Jug Watering Can! Can you say brilliant? Way to upcyle a milk jug into a watering can. Kids will love this for water play. Make the holes a little bigger and it's perfect for the sand box too.

GREAT tutorial for bench cushion. And she uses shower curtains for fabric, which is genius.

Camper: tutorial for bench cushion. And she uses shower curtains for spill-friendly fabric, Camper: tutorial for bench cushion. And she uses shower curtains for spill-friendly fabric, was last modified: December…

How to Make Stepping Stones – with a Cake Pan

How to Make Stepping Stones - with a Cake Pan

Mosaic Stepping Stones – with a Cake Pan: Arrange mosaic items design side down on contact paper. Pour vaseline around cake pan - pour cement into cake pan in 2 layers, with a square of chicken wire in between. Set for 2 days

this is a neat idea

DIY Garden Planter & Birds Bath

D. Topsy-Turvy Planter & Birdfeeder: very cute and inexpensive. Could forget bird feeder and plant herbs

BEST Weed Spray.  I made 3 gallons for around Four Dollars 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.

kills the weeds/stray grass One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn. Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle. (you can purchase 3 gallon size Apple Cider Vinegar in the canning section of a good hardware store - cheap!

Tuna fish can, pvc pipe & vase = outdoor candle lantern.

DIY Outdoor Candle Lantern: tuna fish can, PVC pipe, dollar store vase and candles. Beautiful walk way or patio idea.

planters from pavers...nice and contemporary!

The Story on Our Main Living Room {Progress and the To-Do

Easy Paver Planter__DIY concrete planter box All you need are a few - pavers, landscape-block adhesive, and a little time. Wait 24 hours for everything to cure and you're ready to move your new planters into place and fill them with dirt and greenery.

When to plant what

This handy little chart lets you know when to start seeds indoors as well as when to plant outdoor. Five things you will need if youre planting seeds for the first time -- GazetteXtra

Tuna can candle holders- so cute!

Decorated tins with tea lights, great out door decor! Country style wall candle holders Dollar store Christmas tins and battery tea lights.

Fill A Mason Jar With Citronella Oil!

DIY Mason Jar Oil Lamp Lantern Craft Tutorial for Indoors or Outdoors

Pint Mason Jar Oil Lamp, Set of diameter and tall. Includes the jar, lid with the metal wick holder, and the wick. You will receive two mason jar oil lamps. Lamp oil is not included.

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