A Bit Annoying
Weeds can stunt the growth of flowers and vegetables in your garden which can be very annoying. But along with the constant hand-weeding, did you know there are other ways to can kill weeds once and for all?
Grow more plants
Like any ecosystem, yours is where the fittest and most numerous survive. In this line of thinking, if you plant a lot of plants that will absorb water and light, weeds will have less of a chance to take in those life-giving factors.
This method always works! Plus, you don’t have to spend physical strength on it. Just wait for more rain to soften the soil enough to pull them out more easily. If the roots are more stubborn, use a knife or screwdriver to drive into the soil to deal with them.
When digging, consider that removing grass can make room for weeds. Therefore, when planting a new plant, dig as small a hole as possible.
Sprinkle with straw
If you know in advance where the weeds will sprout, deal with them before they appear! Just plant a layer of straw in those places. That would serve as a barrier for weeds, preventing them from sprouting.
Mulch against weeds
As you may already know, mulching is an effective means of conserving soil moisture and temperature. And it is a good way to control weeds as well as. It is recommended you sprinkle about 2 cm of mulch on the places at risk of sprouting weeds.
Pour hot water over them
Simply boil some water and pour it on weeds. This method is harmful to them, especially if they are in the early stages of germination and development. To have an even greater effect, add a tablespoon of salt to the boiling water.
Pour vinegar over them
Vinegar is an acid and that is why it will do a good job of controlling weeds at any time of their growth. The only recommendation here is to be careful with spreading it, as you risk killing not only the pesky weeds, but also the greenery you want around them.
Sprinkle them with salt
For salting paths in the garden, you can use both rock and fine salt – this way you will prevent the appearance of weeds.
Preparations for removing weeds in ryegrass
There is a wide variety of weed killers on the market. Do not ignore the instructions written on the packages. After making the necessary solution, use a garden sprayer to treat the affected area. The preparations penetrate to the roots and eliminate future emergence of weeds. ATTENTION: You must spray only on the weeds!
Another efficient method: using fertilisers
To fight weeds, you can use mineral or organic fertilisers with targeted action against weeds. They contain herbicide that destroys them. The advantage of such fertilisers is that they usually have an effect of up to 3 months and work as a real prevention, while preparations work once. And here the rule of thumb is to be careful with the desired vegetation in your garden.
Fighting weeds is part of the garden maintenance. Even though weeds often outcompete your ornamentals and ryegrass for light, moisture and space, there are ways to deal with them. You can stop them compromising the overall look of your garden. Keep in mind that early weed control is vital for your beloved plants and grass. Weeding is an important part of the garden clearance. As it turns out, this is not mission impossible. Persistence can be combined with resourcefulness on how to get rid of weeds in your garden most easily, safely and permanently.
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