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Tips on how to keep weeds out of the garden, add the right amount of mulch over weeds, and 6 mistakes to avoid to keep your garden weed-free.

Smother Weeds with Mulch

Check the label to determine if it is safe for use around the kinds of landscape plants you have and effective against the weeds normally present.

(For those of you who already have weeds attacking your yard, read our article on How to Get Rid of Weeds.)

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Mowing too low weakens turf by reducing the ability of a grass leaf to produce enough nutrients. It also lets light hit the soil surface, which helps crabgrass and goosegrass seeds sprout and grow. Check with your local extension service for the recommended range of mowing heights for your grass type. Then mow at the highest level—usually between 2 and 4 inches.

How to stop weeds from growing in yard

You can purchase these tools from any hardware store.

Using a Chemical Weeding Product

Use landscape fabric on any area that you don’t want weeds to grow on, large or small, such as a flower bed or a narrow alley that is difficult to mow. Rolls of this material can be purchased from hardware stores like Home Depot or Lowe's or in the garden section of a grocery store.

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My grandmother taught me this along time ago, you wrap a cucumber up and make sure no air gets in. wrap it up in something plastic then let it sit for days then when rotten pinch a hole and pour it on the weeds. it kills them and they don't grow back. right after that make sure to also pour salty rotten water right at the roots and you'll never have a problem with weeds again.