“Preventing weeds is easier to do than eliminating weeds. Every gardener’s biggest fear is seeing weeds dominate their garden. It is going to ruin the look of your plants and prevents you from enjoying the rich green garden that you simply deserve. If you let weeds take control it’ll be a battle to take back control of your garden. It will be much easier to put work in in the beginning to prevent weeds than it will be to remove them later on.”
Pulling weeds is a miserable job, but it’s the fastest and best way to remove weeds. Unless they’ve grown totally out of control, annual weeds must be pulled out by hand, but be sure you pull out the whole root, not only the top of the weed, or it is going to be back before you know it. Some of the roots is going to be six inches long! By using a tool will help your back; try a hula hoe, a trowel, or a shovel.
The second thing you have to do if you need to learn how to stop weeds is to put together material called “mulch”, which is basically something that may cover the topmost layer of soil – this can include things of nature such as ground bark and leaves, as well as the most not likely suspects such as newspapers, or even an unused carpet. By covering the soil and keeping it under shade, you are able to prevent any other weeds from growing in it. Attempt to cover your soil with up to 3 to 4 inches of mulch for optimum effect.
If you have shrubs, begin using these plants to your advantage! Allow them to grow to their maximum size because they will be able to keep soil cool under their height and prevent unwanted weeds from growing by choking them even before they can cause any trouble to your soil, garden, along with other growing plants. This can be done by fertilizing the soil where your shrubs are very well during the growing season.
If you must, make use of ground covers that can spread fast so that weeds won’t even get the chance to develop and grow in the soil. Some of these ground covers include vinca or hypericum. Foliage makes it hard to feeds to grow to their full potential.
Finally, pull out weeds regularly – this is the key to a weed-free garden. Be consistent and check your garden constantly for any indications of weed growth. Do not wait for them to grow before you pull them out. Pull them out as you first spot them! This is the most important thing to remember to make sure that your garden is freed from any damaging weeds.