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Getting Rid of Weeds

Pulling weeds out with your hands is one way to deal with them, and so is spraying them with herbicide. The problem is that these methods are only temporary fixes. How do you get rid of weeds for good? 

There’s little doubt about how annoying weeds are. Even the most innocent looking flowers such as dandelions are actually weeds. Pulling weeds out with your hands is one way to deal with them, and so is spraying them with herbicide. The problem is that these methods are only temporary fixes. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to get rid of weeds.

Put Up a Weed Barrier

First things first, try putting up a weed barrier. Fabric, burlap, and cardboard all make effective barriers, believe it or not. These can stop weeds from growing or at the very least, slow them down.

Lay Down Mulch

Alternatively, you could lay down some mulch. Mulch will neutralize weeds because it blocks them from getting water, nutrients, and sunlight that your ordinary plants need in order to thrive. Just be sure to do it in three-inch layers for maximum effect.

Try Using Compost

Another idea is to try using compost. The compost gives the roots of your flowers and other plants more time to regenerate. Did you know that roots also help hold the soil together and fight the effects of erosion? That’s another important reason to use compost – giving your roots more time and space to develop by stopping weeds from taking their place.

Deal with Weeds Right Away

Don’t let weeds linger. Whenever you see them pop up, do what you can to get rid of them as quickly as possible. Younger weeds have weaker roots. These roots haven’t had as much time to develop and sink into the soil. This means that they are much easier to extricate from the ground. Garden knives and hand weeders are two useful tools that can help make this process easier. You can also choose to use a weed killer, but if you do, then be sure to wait for a day without wind. Otherwise, it’ll defeat the purpose.

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