As with most types of prevention, discouraging weed seeds from sprouting requires some extra time now so you can save a lot of time later.
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A single redroot pigweed is able to produce up to 30,000 seeds in a season. And those seeds can remain alive in the soil for 70 years waiting to sprout and overrun your perennial border at any time.
Aggressive weeds will take over your garden — but you can fight back without harming your valuable plants.
You’ll have less work to do in the future if you attack the weeds as soon as they’re up. Young weeds have small roots, which makes them easier to pull and increases your chances of getting the entire plant. It’s also easier to weed just after a rain, but avoid walking on your garden spot. You don’t want to compress the soil.
Use a Weed Barrier
But herbicide glyphosates are effective and work by spreading from a plant’s leaves to its roots. Available as liquids, solids or ready-to-use products, they eventually break down in the soil.