Weeding Tips

Debbie Henry - Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Weeding Tips

{April 24, 2013}—Weeding can be a time-consuming process.  Here are a few tips to make weeding easier!

1.) Kill weeds at their roots but leave the soil—and dormant weed seeds—largely undisturbed.

2.) Don’t give weeds the chance to see the light. Whether you choose wood chips, bark nuggets, straw, or even pine needles, keep the mulch coming to smother out weeds.

3.) Young weeds go down much easier than older ones, so make the most of good weeding conditions.

4.) Chopping off weed heads feels good and you’ll reap short- and long-term benefits.

5.) Tightly planted beds leave no room for unwanted visitors.

6.) Drip irrigation is the way to go for a quick way to water your plants and not your weeds. Watering by hand works, too, but it’s often tedious.

Pleasant, B. (2013).  Six tips for effective weed control.  Fine Gardening,127, 64-67.  Retrieved from