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6 Weed Control Tips You Need To Banish Weeds From Your Garden For Good

6 Weed Control Tips You Need To Banish Weeds From Your Garden For Good

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Are you tired of fighting those relentless weeds in your garden? Believe me, I’ve been there too (as has every gardener out there). It feels like no matter how hard you try, they just keep popping up everywhere! 

No matter how meticulously you tend to your garden beds, those stubborn weeds always find a way to creep back in, mocking your efforts and threatening to overtake your precious plants. 

Well, not anymore! 

I’ve spent countless hours battling these green invaders, and along the way, I’ve discovered some natural methods that actually work. 

You won’t be needing any expensive weed killers or chemicals to get rid of them. In fact, it’s quite simple! All you have to do is… 

1.  Start Using Hoe

Yep, you read that right – the first thing you should do is get yourself a hoe and start hoeing around those pesky weeds! 

As someone who’s battled weeds myself, I can say it works like a charm. Just grab your hoe and swipe it over the soil, no matter if it’s in a raised bed or across your garden borders. 

What I figured works best for me is to wait for a dry day with a gentle breeze to hoe weeds because those prickly seedlings dry out easily on the surface instead of taking root again. 

This might be helpful: Did You Know That Lamb’s Ear Can Be Your Ultimate Garden Defender Against Unwanted Weeds? 

2. Don’t Just Dig In 

No mow May, no dig May… next stop, no gardening May? Ahh, I’m just kidding, of course! 

I love this new approach where we let nature run its course a little bit. Turns out this laid-back technique can work wonders when dealing with weeds. 

I know this might sound strange, but here’s the game plan: first, trim down those annoying weeds. Then, cover them up with a thick layer of cardboard. Finally, sprinkle on a generous 10 cm layer of mulch or some well-rotted organic goodness. 

Voila! You’ve just banished those weeds without breaking a sweat or your back. Now all you have to do is sit back down, relax, and let those plants grow! 

3. Try Picking Them With Your Hands

It all comes down to the basics I guess. So, roll up your sleeves, get on your knees, and start pulling! 

Grab hold and yank those annoyances out or, if they’re rooted deep, consider using a weed puller, available on Amazon. 

No bending required – just position the puller over the weed, give it a tug, and watch it vanish!

And hey, for those sneaky weeds sneaking between your paving slabs and garden path, let them meet your new best friend: the weed knife. 

Also read: Use These 4 Brilliant Tips To Combat Weeds In Your Vegetable Plot

4. Grow Some Ground Covers Instead

Curious if ground cover plants can put a stop to those pesky weeds taking over your garden? Absolutely! 

You see, not only do these beauties make the bare spots look nicer in your garden, but they are also effective in keeping those unwanted weeds away. It’s like having your garden and enjoying it weed-free too!

So, which ground cover plants should you consider? Here are a few top picks to get you started: These 9 Amazing Ground Cover Plants Will Prevent Weeds From Growing In Your Yard

5. Use A Flame Gun As Your Secret Weapon

If nothing else works, burning those weeds might be your only option. Yes, I am talking about flame weeding. 

This method is totally safe as long as you follow the instructions and gear up properly. You can use a flame gun to get rid of those stubborn weeds that keep popping up on your driveway (I know how messy it gets!).

After flame weeding, make sure to damp down the treated areas with a hose or watering can, especially in hot weather. If you want to play with fire, you have to be extra careful! 

6. Or Opt For Something Simpler, Like Cardboard

You don’t have to immediately get into burning mode. Instead, go with a simpler option first, like putting those empty boxes to good use! 

Covering weeds with cardboard or any other natural material blocks out the light weeds need to grow. In just a few months, you can lift the cover and easily weed out anything left behind, including all of those resilient roots.

While some tough weeds like Dock and Bindweed may still poke through, they’re no match for a little manual removal! 

So, which method will you try first? 

Are you ready to embrace the No Dig approach or perhaps get your hands on a trusty weed knife? Let me know in the comments, oh, and also – happy weeding! 

Also read: 5 Ways To Keep Weeds Out Of Flower Beds And Reduce Garden Chores