The Easiest Way to Pull Weeds!

The easiest way to pull weeds
Save your back and knees with this handy weed remover! Yard work is hands down my favorite hobby. It is so relaxing and makes for a great stress reliever. My favorite part about doing yard work is that you get instant gratification and rewards from your efforts. You can see immediately all the work you've done. I even love to pull weeds. Matter of fact, I spent all of last weekend on my hands and knees helping  a friend do some yard work which …
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Home Depot: Earthgro Mulch 4/$10!!!

mulch deal at home depot
  Update your landscape with mulch! I wait for this sale every year to pick up extra mulch. I really love this brand's mulch because the color stays for quite some time. The bag actually says it's guaranteed for 1 year but to be honest I first purchased some over 3 years ago and it's still black and nice dark black too! I like to use lawn fabric and then cover that with mulch in my flower beds to block out weed growth and it's cleans up everything …
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How to Freeze Zucchini

Zucchini Freezing 1
{Pin This} If you grew even one plant of Zucchini you probably have so much you don't know what to do with it all (I do).  One of the best ways to preserve Zucchini is to freeze it.  It is SUPER quick and easy to freeze and has many different uses.  You can cut it up and use it in stir fry or kabobs. or shred it and use it in Zucchini  Bread, lasagna, egg dishes and more.  Freezing Sliced Zucchini 1.  Fill a large stockpot three quarters …
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Shade Coverage in Your Garden

Shade Coverage for your Garden Plants
Keep the Plants Shaded in your Garden Now that June is here the temperatures are starting to heat up! Several of the cold weather crops I planted have been doing well this spring, and I'm hoping to extend the harvest a bit longer. Vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, peas, and radishes are just a few crops you can help keep cool with a shade covering. This is a fairly easy project to complete, and can be used throughout the growing season. I …
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Garden Tips: Beneficial Plants & Bugs

Pest Control in your Garden
Keep Pests Away Naturally by Using Plants and Bugs! Now that you have your garden started and growing it is a good time to start thinking about pest control for your fruits and veggies. While I enjoy working in the garden, there is nothing worse than seeing a bunch of bugs getting to the food. Did you know there are several plants which can be planted alongside the veggies in the garden to attract bugs away from the food, and also accommodate …
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Gardening: Bird Netting for Berry Bushes

Protect You Berries
 Keep the Birds Out and Your Berries In! Growing season is fully in bloom in Southern Idaho, and I am getting excited about the berries in our box! However, last year we only were able to harvest a hand full of delicious & fresh strawberries because the birds loved them as much as we do. So this year I want to be a step ahead of them by putting up a bird net! This was a simple and frugal DIY gardening project! Protect your berries and put up …
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Deep Root Watering in Your Garden

Deep Root Watering Milk Containter
Use an Old Milk Container to Water your Garden I have found there are different options for deep watering, and today I want to share with you how to use an old milk gallon jug to help your plants get the water they need! It's a simple, fast, and frugal solution that you can do while you finish up planting your seeds and seed starts. If you are concerned about the plastic milk jug being used, you can also use a glass bottle instead; it will …
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Planting in May & Vertical Gardening

Planting in May and Vertical Gardening
Planting in May & Growing your Garden Vertically!   Now that May is here it's time to plant broccoli, lettuce, carrots, chard, peppers, tomatoes, okra, cucumbers, squash, melons, and pumpkins! The weather has been warm this week and motivating me to get out and plant my garden and get these seeds & starts in the ground! The first/second week of May Outdoor Planting:  broccoli, lettuce, carrots, chard, peppers, tomatoes, and …
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Gardening Tips: Growing Potatoes (Part 1)

Tire Potatoes Pinterest
 Frugal Gardening - Grow Potatoes in Old Tires There's something special about growing your own food. In years past  I have loved going out to the garden as I prepare dinner and pick fresh herbs, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, and more! Personally, I think that garden fresh veggies taste more vibrant and are just fun to grow. So, this year I decided that I want to try growing potatoes since my family loves them baked, mashed, as a salad, in …
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Gardening in Small Spaces {Gutter Gardening}

gutter gardening
Gardening Tips & Tidbits: Gardening in Small Spaces Would you love to garden but feel like you can't simply because you don't have a large yard? Back in the days of traditional row gardening, that might have been the case, but now anyone can garden, even in seriously small spaces! I live in a 3 bedroom speck home on a cul du sac on less than 1/5th of an acre. My garden is basically the size of a RV parking space where I tend 5 raised beds, …
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