Brenda Groth wrote:
the boiling water will also work for the ants living in the cracks of your walkway..but i'm not sure about the vinegar?
I ACTUALLY SAW THE SUGGESTION FOR DANDELIONS, NOT ANTS....IN MY HOME I WAS INVADED WITH LARGE BLACK ANTS, AT NIGHT IT WAS A TWILIGHT ZONE SHOW, I WOULD CREEP DOWN THE STAIRS AND THE WATERMELON RIND WOULD BE CRAWLING BLACK,,,,YUCK, AFTER MUCH TRIAL AND ERROR, I CLEANED ALL CABINETS AND SURFACED WITH A NATURAL CLEANER, "MIRACLE TWO SOAP" YOU CAN BRUSH YOUR TEETH WITH IT .... NON TOXIC... IT REMOVED ALL THE CHEM TRAILS , SUCH THAT THE ANTS COULD NOT FIND THEIR WAY BACK., I THEN LINED ALL CABINETS WITH GROUND CINNAMON TRAILS, NEVER HAD ANTS AGAIN,,,, THAT WAS FOUR OR FIVE YEARS AGO. I STILL USE THAT MIRACLE TWO AS MY ONLY HOME CLEANSER, AND THE CINAMON HAS LONG SINCE BEEN VACUUMED OUT...
paul wheaton wrote:permaculture: if you improve your diversity, the weeds go away.
Cover rocks and bricks with moss using a buttermilk-moss milk shake. A soft green moss veneer adds an air of antiquity, permanence, and beauty to walls, walks, or woodland rock gardens. You can wait a few years for moss to naturally creep into moist and shady places, or you can encourage a quicker appearance. Gather local cushion-forming mosses, the kinds that thrive in your climate, and find a garden location similar to where they naturally grow. Mix the moss with buttermilk in a blender and pour the concoction onto the appropriate rocks or bricks in your garden. Let it dry thoroughly. Keep the area moist, but not so wet that the milk shake washes off the bricks or stones. New moss will soon make an appearance.
Joel Hollingsworth wrote:
Might that compete with any new weeds, once the old ones are dead?
I got this tall by not having enough crisco in my diet as a kid. This ad looks like it had plenty of shortening:
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