Here at Wezaggle, we believe in a natural garden that is free from pestiside sprays because no one wants to consume anything that may damage the body!
You probably have heard the phrase “If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself.” This is often the case when it comes to getting certain weeds out of your garden. There are always at least a couple stubborn weeds that won’t budge unless you remove them yourself — and even then, these weeds can be hard to pull out!
Try pulling weeds when the soil is wet, like after watering your garden or a rainstorm. This will soften the soil, making it easier to pull the roots out. You can also stick a knife, screwdriver, or other tool into the soil by the root to help you pull it out easier.
Mulching your garden will help to eliminate weeds as well! When you add a layer of mulch over your soil, it prevents the already-existing weeds from getting sunlight. The weeds will then either die on their own or be very easy to pull out. You can try using a kind of organic mulch such as shredded bark or leaves, straw, or grass clippings.
These will help improve the soil’s health, along with removing most of your weeds. However, to more effectively remove weeds, you may want to try using a mulch like newspaper or cardboard. These will do a better job of killing some weeds and halting other weeds’ growth.
Hoeing your garden regularly will help to remove weeds in bulk. Many people shy away from hoeing because it is a backaching activity. But, what if we told you how to remove the back pain from your garden hoeing? You can keep your back-aches away by following these few simple steps:
- Make sure that your hoe is the right height. You should be able to stand upright while holding the handle. This will keep you from bending over too much!
- Hoe weeds like you would sweep a broom. Use long, fluid, sweeping movements.
- Change the positions of your hands often. This will keep your back and other muscles from becoming stiff.
- Take breaks if you need to. There is nothing wrong with giving yourself a little extra care!
Try pouring boiling water or vinegar onto stubborn weeds! Make sure to pour it directly onto the weeds (avoid your garden plants), and these weeds should die within a few days.
Salt your garden when you are preparing your garden for spring (towards the end of winter). This will definitely help to reduce your weed problem. However, make sure that you do not sprinkle salt where your plants will grow; it will prevent them from growing as well.
You can also mix salt with water and pour it by using a funnel directly onto weeds. It is very important to not pour this mixture onto your plants, as it will penetrate their roots and cause photosynthesis to stop.
Pour common white vinegar (you can use the kind that you buy at a grocery store, or weed-killer vinegar spray — it depends on how strong you want it) on your weeds.
This will make them shrivel up (most of them will shrivel after a few hours, tough weeds will probably take a day) and be easier to remove. Be careful when using vinegar — since it does such a good job of killing weeds, that means that it could kill your other plants just as easily.
Get Rid Of Free Space
The more extra space you have in your garden, the more room there is for weeds to sneak in. Try filling your garden as full as possible with plants that you want — this will make it easier to keep the plants that you don’t want (aka the weeds) out!
If you cover your small weeds with a
Make sure that your soil is wet before you cover the weed-infested areas of your garden. After laying the newspaper down, spray it with water (this will prevent it from blowing away). Then, top your newspaper with mulch. You will soon see these weeds disappear!
These are an excellent way to keep the weeds out. You can either make them yourself from scrap wood or other materials around the home or purchase them pretty much anywhere!