If you finely chop citrus rinds and sprinkle them on the mulch in your garden, they keep neighborhood cats, dogs and other critters away from your veggies. I guess animals dont like the smell of the orange oil. Ive been using this method in the front ga.
Starting a rose bush and other plants from a cutting (slip). I Remember my Maternal Grandmother and Mother placing rose slips around the flower garden, covered with Mason jars to protect them and get them started. Many a rose bush grew.
Get Rid of Ants with cornmeal. Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it and can't digest it. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed.
Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beet