20 DIY Outdoor Projects Don't miss a thing! Sign up to receive The Idea Room posts in your email inbox! Subscribers will also receive special free printables once a month!... it's FREE! Inspiring Mothers, Women and Families Your information will *never* be shared or sold to a 3rd party. Get my posts delivered to your inbox! 45 Money-Saving Landscape Tips 21. Sow seeds directly into the ground. You won't have to outlay hard-earned cash for potting mixtures, trays, grow lights, etc. 22. Mix in annuals. 23. 24. 25. Plant Garlic in the Fall I never did have any luck trying to raise garlic. Never, that is, until I accidentally stumbled onto the "Ultimate Garlic-Growing Secret": Treat 'em like daffodils. Plant garlic in the fall! Yeah, I know. The garlic would grow fine during the remaining days of spring, but then the inevitable hot, dry New Mexico summers that my vegetable patch has to contend with would hit the plants like a blast furnace. And so I proceeded through life, riled year after year by one stunted crop of garlic after another. It wasn't until the following spring, about the time the daffodils started sprouting, that I noticed a small, suspicious clump of green shoots out in the middle of the vegetable patch. My first impulse, of course, was to rip out the offending sprouts, since they quite obviously were going to do nothing but get in the way of my other gardening operations. As you may have suspected, I was dead certain that the tight bunch of garlic would never amount to anything.
11 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes The days are finally getting longer, the snow is (slowly!) beginning to melt, and spring officially arrives in just a few days! While the prospect of warmer weather has us all a bit giddy, we can’t forget the unwelcome intruders that tag along with the sunny summer weather. Yes, we are talking about mosquitoes, and everybody knows that they can be a huge nuisance. However, using chemical products to keep them away is not on the top of everyone’s wish list. Read on for some ideas of plants that repel mosquitoes – naturally! Citronella Chances are, you’ve heard of this one before- it’s one of the most common ingredients in most mosquito repellents. You can actually buy live citronella plants from this page on Amazon. Lemon Balm Another great choice for a mosquito repelling plant is lemon balm. Catnip Your feline friends will be happy to know that catnip is a great mosquito deterrent! Marigolds A bright, hardy annual plant, marigolds are a great choice for repelling mosquitoes. Basil Lavender
Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake | BHG Delish Dish Written on June 24, 2014 at 7:00 am , by Jocelyn Delk Adams Hi there, it’s Jocelyn of Grandbaby Cakes, and I am so excited to share some wonderful recipes with you on Delish Dish! Pound cake is considered a delicacy in my family. It appears on every Sunday dinner table and is the cornerstone of my family’s vintage recipes. Pound cake was also the first thing I ever learned how to bake. What I love about cake recipes like this traditional sour cream pound cake is how easy it is to put your own spin on like I did with my blueberry lemon flavor combination. With these simple changes, I created a delightful cake ready for any celebration you have during this gorgeous season: First, I doubled the recipe to fill my beautiful bundt pan. Blueberries and lemon are one of my favorite baking combinations, and the pair ended up being absolutely perfect in this recipe. You definitely want to give this recipe a try! For the original recipe, click HERE! Happy Baking!
Thrifty Alternatives to Expensive Gardening Products | Natural Gardening The following Content was Provided by www.Budget101.com "Digging yourself out of debt, when all you have is a spoon" The dizzying array of gardening products required to maintain a garden can be overwhelming. After adding up the cost of purchasing fertilizers, pH soil adjusters, and pest control products you might find it cheaper to convert to fake flowers and just get your produce at the grocery store. Worse yet, a large number of the gardening products sold in stores are harmful for the environment and make our produce toxic to consume. Some plants such as Azaleas, Rhododendrons, foxgloves, bleeding hearts, and blueberry bushes grow best in acidic soil. Products that lower Soil pH Coffee grounds,Left over coffeeExpired orange, pineapple, or grapefruit juiceVinegarPine needles My favorite flower, Peonies, along with lilacs, sage, poppies, and sunflowers, grow best in alkaline soils. Products that Raise pH Wood AshSpread ash around alkaline loving plants, bushes, and trees. See Also:
DIY Pallet Garden; How to make Raised Wood Pallet Garden Bed 2.7K Flares2.7K Flares × Have you planted your garden yet? I have the best DIY garden project for you! A raised wood pallet garden bed! We’ve been renting our home for a few years now and I have struggled with my garden. Pallet Garden supplies You will need Wooden pallets in good conditionScissorsWeed/garden fabricTop soilStaple gun and staplesplants for planting For me the hardest part was simply finding the silly pallets! With your pallets at home and cleaned we can begin. Begin stapling the garden fabric to the backside of the wood pallet. We then begin folding the fabric up to the top of the pallet and stapling it to the top. Once you have all your pallet garden beds created, move them into place. The smaller pallets took about 2 bags of 1 cubic-feet top soil. With the wood pallet garden beds filled, you can then start planting. Then I also planted peas, radishes, green onions, jalepenos and habenaro peppers and Red Bell peppers. Do you like the look of a Pallet garden? Questions?
4 Step Guide to Building a Herb Spiral | Want to make your own vertical herb spiral garden? This compact space saving design can be made with just a few basic steps. Construction materials and methods vary so after deciding on the best position and gathering your materials, you can have one built the same day. Depending on your budget and taste, herb spirals can be made very economically or be quite elaborate like this one with stone filled gabion walls. * [The original link to this image (via Cara-Ornamentals) is no longer available. If you like this particular design and want to learn to make the curved wire baskets, see the end of this post for videos & wire basket suppliers for Gabion Herb Spirals. Materials you’ll need Cardboard (without ink or tape), weed mat or gravel – optional but useful to kill weeds if building your spiral straight on top of lawn. Gather edging materials e.g. bricks, pavers, stones, rocks – choose long-lasting materials for a permanent structure. Location Herb spiral with compass points.
Simple Garden Kits - how it works - Garden In Minutes The smart and simple Garden. -How to use and assemble the Garden Grid™ and our tool-free Raised Garden Beds- The Garden Grid™ Watering System: Please watch this short video to see why the Garden Grid™ Watering System is the most convenient and time saving way to layout and water your garden. *If you have secondary or well water, we suggest adding a filter to your spigot to prevent clogging. Cedar Raised Garden Beds: Our Cedar Raised Garden Beds have been designed to make assembly as quick and easy as possible. Garden In Minutes Raised Garden Bed - Assembly Step One Step Two Step Three Step Four Expanding a Garden In Minutes, Raised Garden Bed Step 2: Attach one expansion kit board to existing box and corner. Step 1: Remove one board from existing box. Step 4: Fill with soil. Step 3: Attach the other expansion kit board to box and corner.