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Weeding Tips for Your Garden!

 

From the start well into the summer season, weeds can be one of the toughest pests to eliminate. The bad news is that the war is a never ending battle. You will be fighting the battle for as long as you wish to maintain a manicured landscape. However, with the proper tools and techniques, you can keep the weeds contained.

  1. The best way to keep weeds from taking over your garden is the take precautionary steps to preventing them. This can be done by limiting the amount of bare soil present. Empty patches of fertile soil prime ground for weeds to grow. Plant your gardens densely and use mulch. We would recommend that you look into a natural weed barrier such as ground covers or landscaping fabrics.While this will not completely prevent weeds from appearing, it will make the battle that much easier.
     
  2. Make sure to weed a little every day. This way the weeds do not have time to grow deep into your garden and it ensures that the weeds will never get out of hand.
     
  3. Use the proper tools. When weeding you will want to bring a kneeler and a shovel, a weed knife or even an old fork. This will help you get the roots! Another helpful tool is a Hoe. However, you want to make sure you do not Hoe too deep or else you could bring weed seed to the surface. Typically we suggest you hoe to an inch deep to stay on the safe side.
     
  4. Be sure that you are PULLING the weeds and not yanking them from the ground. By pulling the weed, it is more likely that you will get the entire weed (roots and all) whereas yanking them puts the weed at a higher risk of breaking. When pulling, make sure that you pull gently for soft soil or use a tool the the soil is hard.
     
  5. Once you have pulled out the weed(s), DO NOT just let them sit in your garden. The longer they sit, the more likely the seed are to fall back into your soil. It is best to let the weeds dry out in the sun whether that be on a sidewalk or other hard surface away from your garden.
     

By following these few tips, you will certainly be able to keep those pesky weeds at bay!

 

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