Weeds can ruin your garden. They have to go or they will smother you plants as they compete for nutrients and water, the weeds always win. Here are some ideas of how to get the upper hand when dealing with your garden’s worst enemy.
What Your Garden’s Weeds Are Trying to Tell You from Tree Hugger
One of the best ways to find out more about your soil is to observe what’s growing well in it. You can analyze your soil by what weeds grow in it.
Soil Solarization from Pint Size Farm
Basically, you use the sun to cook and kill the weeds before you begin planting. Pretty interesting!
5 Strategies For A Weed Free Garden from Homestead Honey
She’s one of the few people that don’t mind weeding. Her approach is prevention instead of elimination.
How to Kill Weeds Without Harmful Chemicals from North Coast Gardening
Nobody wants to spray harmful chemicals in their garden. The good news is that there are a lot of organic alternatives to chemical weed killers.
Sheet Mulch from The Organic Gardener
” Neat, tidy, easy to lay, pick up & store.” If you have tough, invasive perennial weeds sheet mulch can help you.
How To Deal With Weeds from Northern Homestead
I love that she gives permission for me to have a messy garden.
The Gardener’s Weed Book: Earth-Safe Controls has a list of 80 weeds and how to control them as well as which ones are beneficial.
Best Weeding Investment from Better Hens and Gardens
When all else fails – you can torch those pesky weeds! This is a great method when you have a large area that needs cleared – and you don’t have plants you want to save intermixed with the weeds.
A Good Old Fashioned Hoe
I’ve found this to be a bit controversial. Some great gardeners say “Don’t underestimate the ability of a Garden Hoe to kill those weeds.” Of course the hoe must be applied with a liberal dose of time and effort. But, they will get the job done. Other great gardeners say that you disrupt the soil while dividing the weeds and roots that then grow more. What side of this debate do you fall on? To hoe or not to hoe?
Don’t Put These Plants In Your Compost from Mom Prepares
Our practical side says we can compost just about anything that looks like vegetation. For the most part this is true. But there are some cautions when composting certain garden waste.
Are You Killing Off Something You Can Eat?
How do you take care of your weeds?