An exterminator told my friend that when you begin to see ants, they are the scouts. Stop these and you won't have ants. My son discovered that if you spray them with Windex (or any other glass cleaner), they are exterminated. Keep after it for a while and you won't have ants. We have used this for years. 2 days ago our humming bird feeder leaked onto the concrete front porch...the liquid got down in the crack between brick and concrete so there was not way to flush it out. Ants
appeared quickly, I sprayed them with Windex. Watched through the day and kept spraying them. Now ant free! Safe for kids, pets and environment! It is worth a try before you spend hundreds.
Commented 3 hours ago
you wonder what windex does to us after long term use
Thanks to modern technology, we can now keep our owner's manuals, legal papers and other important documents online and in the cloud. As a tragic result, our sturdy, old filing cabinets are becoming obsolete. That's why we love this upcycle idea from Trash to Treasure: Turn your old, empty cabinet into a useful garage storage unit: http://blog.brightnest.com/2012/09/12/transf...
Commented on Sep 14, 2012
love this Idea. Maybe some day I will run across something similar
Instead of thinking about the cold winter months ahead, stay positive and think instead of next spring and summer's garden. Actually, much like a great lawn – what you do now and in the
coming months can make a huge difference in the success of next year's garden. Here are four things you can do NOW to really jump-start your 2013 garden.
1. DON'T COMPOST YOUR TOMATO AND PEPPER PLANTS
Although contrary to what we normally do – which is compost everything we can – we don't compost our pepper and tomato plants from the garden. We actually throw them on our burn pile and burn them with fallen sticks, etc. Why? Just too much chance for any plant disease to get passed through to the soil for next year. In addition – the odd green or damaged fruit still on the plants, along with their thousand of seeds, are something we prefer to keep away from our compost pile.
2. CLEAN OUT THE WEEDS FROM THIS YEAR'S GARDEN
Don't let those weeds overwinter in your garden. Clean them out now and prevent weeds from going to seed, digging deeper roots – and doubling your weeding efforts next year.
3. ADD ORGANIC MATTER NOW
Chopped leaves and compost are the stars here. Dig in generous amounts of compost to your raised beds or garden. And start collecting those falling leaves now! If you don't have access to your own – make a trip around local neighborhoods and collect the bags or piles of leaves that accumulate at the curb. We use our push mower to shred the leaves. Then, we dig in generous amounts to our raised beds to decompose. Even better, use the leaves as a mulch on your beds over the winter – helping to keep valuable soil from eroding. Just dig into the bed's soil in the spring. For an even better mulch – try #4.
4. PLANT A COVER CROP
Just like the "big farmers" do – our gardens and raised beds benefit greatly from a cover crop. We have already begun to plant our cover crops in the rows we have cleaned out. We use annual rye – a great choice to help add lots of organic matter and nutrients to your soil – and also protect it over the winter months from leaching all of the nutrients out of your bare soil.
A good cover crop will dig deeply into your soil with their roots. This adds valuable organic material to your soil, along with adding plant loving nitrogen to the soil as the plants break down. Then you can turn under your cover crop in the spring before planting. We get a lot of questions on the cover crops – especially – "Won't they become weeds?" As long as you use an annual rye – and make sure to not let the grass go to seed, and turn over in the early spring – you should have no worries.
All four of these steps are great ways to ensure a healthy, productive garden next year, and without having to use harsh chemicals and fertilizers.
Large pond with stone bridge and turret with awesome reflection. This pond is 240' long and 60' wide. It uses a natural ecosystem to keep sparkling clear. There is a large bog filter at
the waterfall on on end and a 3000 gallon pondless reservoir with 2 10,000 GPH pumps feeding the waterfall. This pond won an International award from the Association of Pool and Spa professionals (APSP) Gold medal for residential water feature from the "International Awards of Excellence" This and other smaller ponds are built on Long Island by Deck and Patio Company www.deckandpatio.com #Bestof2012
6 Weeks 100000 Challenging
Commented on Sep 13, 2012
wow this is beautiful amazing and a great assett to our world
that. This result happened in only one day. I brushed Roundup on some liriope volunteers over two weeks ago and they're just now puny and can be easily pulled out of the ground, but none are truly DEAD like in this photo. Will this be safe, do you think, if I put it on liriope volunteers and other weeds in my front yard? The yard has tree mulch, no grass, but lots of hostas, some hellebores, ferns, azaleas and other things. Guess I'd need to spray directly onto the potential victims, or brush it on with a sponge brush?
Commented on Sep 13, 2012
roundup is not the awnser. Yes it is easy but it is very harmful to evryones health.