Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Now is the time to get rid of all those weeds in your yard, like crabgrass and any other unsitely weed, even though it's green, get rid of them using this Tonic! Do this as soon as possible in the spring, and apply any pre-emerge weed control Before 12 Noon and water with your 20 gal. hose-end sprayer. Remember this tonic recipe will cover a 2500 sf lawn. The following tonic will "Shine Up" your Landscape!
Please remember to use the 20 gal. hose-end sprayer you marked with the word "Warning" on it in red with nail polish and use this sprayer for insect or weed control only! If you didn't do this, then read this post and follow the directions please!
Here's the Pre-Emerge Weed Control Tonic ~ again you aren't going to believe how simple it is and what's in it ~ so here's the "recipe". This will really "Zing" the weeds!
Pre-Emerge Weed Control Tonic for Your Lawn:
1 Cup liquid dish soap or children's shampoo (this removes the seed shell protection from the weeds)
1 Cup of Hydrogen Perioxide
2 tbsp. Instant Tea
You can also add your favorite liquid pre-emerge control to this tonic.
If you prefer to use "dry" pre-emerge controls, you can add 1 Cup of "Dry Laundry" detergent to the purchased "dry" pre-emerge controls. This will also remove "seed shell" protection from the unsitely weeds in your lawn!
Again, apply this with the 20 gal. hose-end sprayer, marked with the word "Warning"before 12 Noon.
Also, just an update on a Sale I am having on my website ~ all the Vintage Yummy Confections Bakery Items are on sale now and will run thru the Month of April, 20% OFF. Many are priced under $10.00! These are the prettiest cupcakes, cakes and tea cakes you will find anywhere on the web. Here is a previous post about these yummy bakery items! Go look at the menu when you have a minute. Each item is on sale 20% off the regular price. There are lots of "freshly baked" goodies, they are truly the perfect "Eye Candy" and would make a wonderful gift for Easter or Mother's Day!
I hope everyone is enjoying the Garden Tips and will find them helpful and useful! I love sharing this kind of information with everyone. Watch for another tip on Lawn care tomorrow!
Have a wonderful day!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Today's post is about how to control bugs in your lawn. Yes, every lawn has bugs. To debug and disease-proof your lawn there are two tonics to help you control insects. So read on about how to get rid of them, again using things which are readily available in your home, or easily purchased at the grocery store!
You must do this before anything else ~ read and heed this please:
Take a 20 gal. hose-end sprayer and pain the word "Warning" in red on the jar with red nail polish. Then add an orange golf ball (it's like an agitator and use this sprayer only to apply the pest or insect control at their recommended rate, the tonic recipe is below!
To debug and disease- proof your lawn, before you apply any chemical insect control, mix this tonic in your 20 gal. hose-end sprayer. Then followup within one hour, with an application of Dursban or Diazinon at the recommend rate.
1 cup of Fels Naptha Soap Solution*
1 cup chewing tobacco juice**
1 cup antiseptic mouthwash
*How to make the Fels Naptha Soap Solution:
Shave 1" of the Fels Naptha Bar Soap into an old nylon stocking and place into a gallon of boiling hot water, along with 4 oz. of children's shampoo or liquid dish detergent, remember don't use an antibacterial dish detergent, use the inexpensive kind. You can save what you don't use, because there are many more mixtures or tonics you can use this for and will find in other posts later. Here is a link where you can purchase Fels Naptha Soap, if you can't find it at your grocery store: http://www.soapsgonebuy.com/Fels_Naptha_Soap_p/dial1001.htm Here is another link for more great uses for this soap. I remember my grandmother always having and using this soap! http://www.soapsgonebuy.com/category_s/8.htm This soap is great for many things, even Poison Ivy Control. This link tells you about Fels Naptha and the many uses it has!
Before you apply any chemical insect control, mix the "Insect Control Tonic" recipe below in your 20 gal. hose-end sprayer and apply after 7 PM.
**How to make the Insect Control Tonic:
1 cup liquid dish soap
1/2 chewing tobaco juice
2 tbsp. Witch Hazel
4. tbsp. Instant Tea
IMPORTANT***** In recent years soap manufacturers have added degreasers and antibacterial ingredients to their products. These are VERY harmful to your plants and most likely will burn or kill them. When a home gardening technique calls for liquid dish soap be very careful that you use only Ivory or Fels Naptha Solution. You can also use the original liquid lemon type detergent which has no additives, just be careful that it does not contain a degreaser or is antibacterial.
Tomorrow's post will be about 'Weed Control" for your Lawn, along with another tonic to use! Stay tuned for more!
Don't forget about my "Anything Pink Sale" at my website, which ends tonight at 12 Midnight, EST. Looking for pretty pink things, check out my website for some pretty pink things like gorgeous fabrics with roses, Easter Bunnies, yummy chenille cupcakes and more!
Have a Great Sunday, thanks for stopping by my blog, hope these garden tips will help beautify your yard!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Here are some great lawn care tips, things you might never think of:
1. Wear golf shoes when working in your yard or garden
2. Water before 2 PM, between 5 AM and 8 AM is best
3. Pick all the grass clippings and use as mulch for your garden
4. Apply your weed controls between 1 PM and 3 PM on a bright, sunny and non-windy day
5. Apply any disease controls after 7 PM
6. Mow after 7PM for both you and your lawn's comfort and health
7. Make sure you mow only with a very sharp blade (might want to buy a few extra blades)
8. Make sure to hose down your lawnmower after you are done
Okay, now for some great fertilizing, snack and all-season tonic recipes!
In the spring, use this fertilizer recipe remembering this will do a 2500 sf. lawn
3 lbs. of Epsom Salts per 2500 square ft bag
50 lbs. of your favorite dry lawn food ( apply this at half of the recommended rate)
use a hand held spreader on the medium setting.
The Snack Tonic:
It's an instant snack which will get your lawn up and growing in the spring and the fall, which is when you need aggressive roost action and thatch breakdown. Mix the following ingredients in a 20 gal. hose end sprayer and apply after your first application of dry lawn food in spring and after your last application in the fall.
1 Can Beer (doesn't matter what kind)
1 cup liquid dish soap or baby shampoo
then fill the balance 20 gal. hose end sprayer with ammonia
The All-Season Tonic:
After applying your "Snack Tonic", every 3 weeks, early in the morning, within two days of mowing your lawn, feed everthing in your garden with this "All Season Tonic", again mixed in your 20 gal hose-end sprayer:
1 Can Beer
1 cup Ammonia
1/2 cup liquid dish soap
1/2 cup Liquid Lawn Food
1/2 cup of molasses or corn syrup (yes, you are reading this correctly)
Make sure to clean your sprayer really well, the molasses or corn syrup may clog up your nozzle on the sprayer, so take extra care to clean properly after each use.
I will continue to post more great Snacks, Tonics and mixtures on a daily basis for your gardening pleasure and health!
Don't forget about my "Anything Pink Sale" at my website, if you love pink, then take a hop over to my website and get your Pink Fix today!
Have a great weekend! Look for another Garden Tip Junkee post tomorrow!
The sale will end on Sunday, March 29th @ 12 Midnight, EST! Don't miss this great "Anything Pink Sale" at Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique, just in time for Friday Flea Market!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Organic spore which attacks insect larvae. Great for organic growers. Works for soil grown plants, so it's family and environmentally safe!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Hot Chocolate mix in single serve packets
Coffee ( ground, vacuum pak or small cans
Beef Jerky ( small packages)
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Listed below are other wonderful fellow bloggers who are also paying tribute to "Support Our Troops" Day Blog Event ~~ I want to thank each one who took the time out of their busy schedule to participate in the special event "Thank You"!
Midlife Poet ~ Deborah
Let's not forget the families of the troops, for without their love and support, alot of the men and women who give so unselfishly of themselves, would not survive mentally and have nothing to look forward to when they return home! I salute the families of the troops and send you my sincere gratitude!
Lastly, to my niece, Megan, I am so proud of you, you have grown into a wonderful young woman and I am proud to say you are "My Niece"! I love you with all of my heart, be safe and we anxiously await your return home! Please let me know when you get your "care package" and I hope all of your fellow troops will enjoy the goody boxes and care packages on the way to "Our Troops" and please tell them "Thank You" from all of us! ~ Aunt Debie
Thanks so everyone who so graciously continue to "Support Our Troops" and for participating in the event. Don't forget to email them or drop them a card in the mail, sometimes that is all it takes to let them know we care!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Support Our Troops Blog Day Event ~ March 21, 2009 ~ Please Send Me Your Permalink for this Special Tribute!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This is the first show I will be attending, then I have two more, one in Greensboro, NC and of course, my favorite show, The Virginia Beach Spring Market, in Virginia Beach, VA on April 24-26th. You can check out my "Events Calendar" for more information on these shows!
You also may want to sign up for my Newsletter, as I send coupons for these shows offering a great discount, along with other great discounts during the year, for those who cannot attend the shows, which is a special benefit to my subscribers!
Don't forget about the Support Our Troops Day Blog Event to be held on March 21st. I will be posting a lot of information and pics of what I am sending to my niece! If you would like to also pay tribute to our Troops, you can pick up the banner on the right side bar, and sign up at the bottom of the post using Mr. Linky. It's easy!
If any of you are in the Richmond area, please stop by my booth, number 2313 and say hello! I would love to meet you!
Wish me luck! I will let everyone know how this show went!
Friday, March 6, 2009
What great fun this is going to be! Can you create something for under $5.00? Let's get our creative juices flowing and see what you can come up with. Join in the fun, Visit "Living with Lindsay" and see what you have to do! There is a chance for a great prize for the person who comes up with the greatest creative idea! Even if you don't have a blog you can certainly participate, just read Lindsay's post and it will tell you everything you need to know to participate in this fun contest!
Please don't forget to participate in "Support Our Troops" Day Blog Event, just click on "Support Our Troops" and see what is happening at Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique Blog on March 21, I would love for you to participate! You can sign up on the post using Mr. Linky, it's really easy, then just grab the small banner on the right side bar, along with the link to "Support Our Troops" Day and you will be ready to honor our troops!
Here's the link: http://www.mimisrosechenilleboutique.com/catalog.php?category=26 or you can click on the banner on the right sidebar and it will take you directly to the fabrics!
You'll find some great brand name fabrics like Lakehouse Dry Goods and Tanya Whelan Fabrics, priced to celebrate Friday Flea Market! Visit my website to see all the new items I have added this past week. Great Easter Gifts, new boutique clothing and more!
Also, please read the post about an event I am hosting, "Support Our Troops" Day, Blog Event! I would like to invite everyone who feels our troops certainly deserve to be supported to participate. They need all the support they can get and deserve! Here is the link to this post and what it's all about! Please join me on this very special day and show your " Support for Our Troops"! You can sign up using "Mr. Linky", then just grab the small banner on the right sidebar and the permalink below. It's that easy, then just post it on your blog with what you will be doing to show your support for your troops!