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

33 DIY Fire Pit Ideas (tutorials too!) I really need to have a contained firepit. Unfortunately, we can't have a Kelleysworld firepit in our DIY Fire Pit Ideas (tutorials too!) I really need to have a contained firepit.

Submerge pots to control growth of spreading plants/herbs.

Creating a Buried Pot Garden

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.

log stools painted with glow in the dark paint....very cool!

Funny pictures about Log stools painted to glow in the dark. Oh, and cool pics about Log stools painted to glow in the dark. Also, Log stools painted to glow in the dark.

Towel rack for the pool!  GREAT idea!

Use PVC Pipes to make a pool side drying rack for towels. WIsh I had seen this when my kids were younger and we went through many towels a day in the summer.

DIY wood stools - super easy and super cheap

DIY wood stump stools - super easy and super cheap. Super, easy & cheap all in the same sentence scare me but these are way cute.

Bubble refill station & bubble recipes

I want to have a bubble play date! Come Together Kids: Bubble Refill Container and homemade bubble solution recipes

How-to-make-an outdoor-pillow-form-using plastic grocery bags

DiY Recycle Plastic Grocery Bags Into Decorative Outdoor Pillows - tutorial.use outdoor tablecloths as the material.

How to anchor a tablecloth - another clever Martha Stewart trick :)

Tablecloth Anchor

Insert grommets onto a tablecloth, then use bungee cords to keep it from lifting up in the wind! Insert grommets onto a tablecloth, then use bungee cords to keep…

Lawn Jenga

Lawn Jenga Fun game to play outside in the backyard with friends

Baby shower game

I always do this game with some kind of candy. gumballs, m&ms, jelly beans. For baby showers I like the idea of games and activities around the room that people can do of they want, but not many forced group games. Baby shower games by

Full of Great Ideas: Natural weed killer (made with basic items in your kitchen)

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!

Perfect for summer BBQs.

Organization Ideas for the Kitchen

Clever idea for entertaining. Use unused flower pots for silverware holders. Adds a nice pop of color to the buffet.

Found, Free, and Fabulous

Colorful Backyard Makeover

Bird Artwork for the Outdoors - I swear I had this idea last night. I have some great Charley Harper posters that the Wild Bird Center gave me & am going to use them for artwork on the new patio!

Add a pop of color - Make a Summer Banner at www.thehappyscraps.com

The Happy Scraps: Colorful Summer Banner Would be fun for any season or holiday

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