If you are a garden enthusiast, you probably scowl when you hear the word “weed.” Weeds are pesky pests who make the gardening experience rather tedious. The reason why most gardeners do not like weeds is because they are usually not very aesthetically pleasing.
They also choke the life out of the plants that the gardener would like to see grow. Many gardeners try their hardest to get rid of weeds when they see them, but they cannot always be successful. A more effective method of handling weeds is to try your hardest to prevent them from growing. Here are a few tips you can follow so that you may better prevent weed growth in your garden.
Inspect your plants before you plant them. Tiny weeds often hook themselves onto young plants that are sold at grocery stores and nurseries. When you buy these plants and take them home, it is wise to check them for any
Try not to cultivate your plants too much. Weeds only grow if they are exposed to sunlight. So, if you do not disturb the dirt around your plant too much, the weeds around the plant, if there are any, will not have the opportunity to start growing. It is important to know that you should definitely cultivate your plants a little, just don’t go overboard with it. It’s all about balance.weeds that could be in the dirt around the plant.
Another great way to prevent the growth of weeds is to mulch your garden. Mulching your garden will help to smother the seeds of weeds, while keeping your plants moist and cool. If you unsure which weeds are harmful and which ones may be helpful to keep around, wait to mulch your garden until a little later in the spring. This will give you time to get a feel for your garden before you just start mulching everything.