I wanted to hold off on posting this until I got some successful responses but it does look like DIY carpenter bee traps work. Google "No Sting Bee Trap" for a video but here are some examples sent to me by folks who've made one themselves.
on Apr 19, 2013
Please note that at least one of the carpenter bee trap designs is patented.
If you're rooting cuttings of coleus, impatiens, Confederate rose or angel trumpet in a windowsill, I found a faster way to help them make roots! Details at http://www.walterreeves.com/how-to-archive/r...
I don't think these grass EVER go fully dormant, so spraying a non-selective weedkiller like Roundup on the weeds is not a good idea. But it's easy to make a weed wiper to kill the offenders without hurting the lawn.
Wrap an old towel on the end of a garden rake and spray it with Roundup until damp. Wipe offending green clumps with the towel and no herbicide will drip down onto your lawn grass.
on Dec 03, 2012
Anne - can you tell me more about how Roundup is banned in your area?
Also known as "climbing spinach," this ornamental summer vine, from the tropics of India, is not a true spinach but its thick, fleshy, slightly-crinkled, heart-shaped leaves and tender young shoot tips can be harvested as they grow and used as a hot-weather spinach substitute, eaten raw or cooked (though it is not as slick in texture as real spinach).