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what to use to stop weeds from growing

What to use to stop weeds from growing

Most weeds are easy to eradicate if spotted early enough and can be controlled without the use of chemicals.

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Bare patches of soil will quickly be colonised by both annual and perennial weeds, so a well-stocked border is less likely to support a thriving population of these pesky plants. If you have gaps in your borders, plug them by planting ground covering plants.

Bare soil

A weed is technically just a plant in the wrong place. It could be an unwanted seedling from another plant, or something more pernicious and invasive that you really want to eradicate. However, while you’ll never be able to completely stop weeds from popping up, there are ways to ensure they have less places to grow.

What to use to stop weeds from growing

Thanks for all the wonderful tips!! I always say I can’t grow anything. My husband had a garden last year but it really didn’t get all the work it needed. Hopefully with using some of your tips we can do better this year.

Choose well-made tools and they will make your job so much easier and will last for years.

Pull Them By Hand – yes it is a lot of work but what better way of getting into your garden, getting close to your plants, and really seeing what is going on. It’s a great way to keep tabs on pests, diseases, fungi, watering, and the nutritional needs of your plants.

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5) Plant In Blocks So Plants Shade Out Weeds – If you plant in thin rows, only a tiny area is shaded. However, if you plant close together in blocks the plants will shade out most of the weeds. This will cut down on your weeds tremendously.

What is a weed control plan? It’s a year-round plan that starts before you put the first seed in the ground and ends when you put your garden to bed, by preparing for the next spring. With a weed control plan in place, your weeding chores will become less and less as each year passes.

If you are going to use old carpet, make sure it is really, really old carpet. There will be less of a chance of having dangerous chemicals leach into your soil. I have also heard that if you can find one, an old wool carpet is much more garden friendly than a synthetic fabric one. Additionally, if you can periodically pull them up and make sure they don’t “grow” into the dirt it will be good (eventually, soil and other debris will get on the surface and weeds will colonize these spots. If you let the weeds grow on top, the roots can work their way down through the carpet and sort of permanently stick the carpet to the ground, making future digging and tilling a real pain.) We used carpets around a church garden and these were the things we discovered. Happy gardening!


I’m starting a small garden and I have grass to contend with. What is the best way to get rid of it?

Well there are lots of options. If one doesn’t work for you, the next one might be better. Nothing is perfect, but these help A LOT!