If you currently have a vegetable garden in your yard, you are probably very proud of it. You have more than likely spent hours and hours planting, weeding, watering, and cultivating your precious garden. `You feel like you have poured your very heart and soul into your garden. You will do anything to protect it and make sure that it thrives.
Adding mulch is also a crucial part of stemming weed growth. Mulching around your vegetables will help to suppress unwanted weed growth, while providing nutrients and moisture to your vegetables.
This is why weeding your vegetable garden is so important. Weeds can choke out and eventually destroy your precious garden if you do not try to prevent their growth. Here are a few tips on how to weed your vegetable garden.
It is important to realize that weed prevention is more effective than weed management. In other words, trying to prevent the weeds from showing up is going to be easier and better than trying to get rid of them once they’re already in your garden.
One important thing you can do in order to prevent the growth of weeds in your vegetable garden is to prevent light from touching the beds that you have not planted in yet. This will help keep little weeds from sprouting in the beds that you have not even started to cultivate yet.
You may want to consider using raised garden beds for your plants. Raised garden beds allow your plants to have more room for their roots to spread out. Plants that are planted in raised garden beds are planted closer together, which gives weeds much less room to grow in between the plants.
If you have spent hours upon hours making sure your vegetable plants are comfortable and will grow properly, you do not want to forfeit your time and effort just because of a few measly weeds. Follow these simple tips in order to keep your vegetable garden weed-free this planting season.