The best ways to Naturally Dispose of Weeds
It's virtually spring, so the big question is exactly what to do initially?
Have a look at your perennials. Do they have a lot of dead foliage on them still from in 2014? If so, cut it or pull it off. Tidy up all ins 2014 growth so the brand-new growth will look clean and fresh.
Yeah, yeah, I understand, that's no enjoyable, but if you get all of them out now you can maintain a weed complimentary garden all period long. Weed control is an all summertime job, but it shouldn't be difficult or overwhelming.
Most people fail at weed control because they never ever get it completely under control. So here's what you do. Start loosening the soil and eliminating all the existing weeds. Put down newspaper at least 8 pages thick and cover that with about 2? of mulch. You can also utilize brown paper grocery bags, they work terrific!
I do not like those weed barrier materials that you can buy in the garden stores because ... when I was in the landscaping company I took out miles of that things. Why did we pull it out? Because it was a hideous tinker weeds maturing through it!
You could not pull the weeds because they were all tangled up in the so called weed obstacle material.
That's why I like paper or paper bags. Paper and mulch are biodegradable.
Exactly what about all the magic weed control potions that you can buy? Products like Preen and other pre-emergent weed control items are simply that, pre-emergent. Managing weed seeds are essential, but if you don't have all of the existing weeds and weed roots under control very first your pre-emergent weed control is doomed from the start.
So you have to entirely clean out all of the existing weeds from your gardens then use the pre-emergent weed control solutions. I still recommend the newspaper because the pre-emergent weed controls will not control weeds that originate from roots left in the ground.
The only way to manage the weed roots from growing is to starve them of sunshine and you do that with newspaper and mulch. If they can't get sunshine they cannot grow.