How To Remove Weeds & Prevent Regrowth
Proper weed removal is about getting to them as soon as they take hold.
While weeds may not pose an immediate threat to you and your garden, they can grow into pathways and building foundations and damage your property.
So here are some ways you can prevent weeds from overtaking your landscape.
Mulch can improve soil quality by adding nutrients and help maintain moisture. But did you know that it can also help prevent regrowth?
“Use mulch with a weed preventer mixed in. Some products keep weeds from germinating for up to six months. By then, you’ll probably need to add more mulch anyway.” - HGTV
Mulch also smothers sunlight from reaching where weeds need it most. So many gardeners will use coarser pieces of chipped bark to cover up large areas of their yard since they take longer to break down and will not get blown away.
Make Sure To Get Right Down To The Roots
Whether pulling by hand, using a hoe or chemical removal process, it’s essential to remove weeds right down to the roots to prevent regrowth.
“Remove as much of the root system as you can find. It’s easy to miss tiny pieces, so you may have to repeat digging perennial roots several times before you eradicate the entire weed.” - Home Guides
Weed After It Rains
The best time to remove weeds is when the soil is moist. This makes weed removal optimal right after it rains. Roots lose their grip after a good soaking and will slip out more easily.
“The old saying “Pull when wet; hoe when dry” is wise advice when facing down weeds.” - Fine Gardening
Weeding after it rains also increases the likelihood that you will be able to extract the entire weed without breakage - nothing will be left behind!
Don’t Leave Empty Spots
“Weeds love to move in, so space plants as recommended on their tags or labels. Mulch unused beds, or sow a cover crop at the end of the season.” - HGTV
When properly spaced, garden plants will choke out unwanted weeds and make sure they never see the light of day!
No one likes a pest. While you might think that weeds are just unwanted plants, they can cause more harm than you realize. Don’t believe us? Take a look at these 10 poisonous weeds that you might not know about.
Then follow these tips to be rid of the unwanted plants in your garden once and for all. Perhaps you’ll even prevent them from cropping up in the first place!
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