I don’t know about you but I really don’t like weeds. Weeds, I understand they must be good for something or they wouldn’t exist, but they are not good for my garden. They are pesky and they are unwanted. I don’t like pulling weeds, so I try to prevent them from showing up in the first place. Here are some of the ways that I do it.
My first trick for keeping the weeds away is using ground liners. I love these things. I have a pond liner in my pond, and I have ground liners in my garden. Pond liners and ground liners are great because they prevent the weeds from even being able to grow. They are also very easy to install, all you have to do is dig up the area you wish to install them, lay them down and anchor them into the ground, cut holes out for your actual plants to grow through and then cover them back up. This is my first line of defense for keeping the weeds away.
My second trick for keeping weeds out of my garden is using mulch. I love my ground liners but sometimes ground liners cannot be used, so that’s why using mulch is my second trick for keeping weeds away. Mulch will work even if you already have everything planted or if it’s a large garden and you don’t want to dig it all up to put the ground liners in. The concept behind using mulch is basically the same concept behind using ground liners. If you put thick mulch over your ground the weeds will not be able to get sunlight and they will not be able to grow. The mulch basically suffocates them out. I also really like the way that mulch looks in my garden.
My third trick for keeping weeds out of my garden is just using RoundUp. I’m not really sure if this can be considered a “trick” because it is so basic, but it works. If you have a weed problem spray them down with round up, wait a couple of days and they will be dead. After they die I will dig them out of the ground, making sure that I get the root. The only thing with roundup is whatever you spray, it will kill. You have to be careful not to spray your other plants because if you do, the round up will kill them too.
Those are the three main ways that I keep weeds out of my garden. One of my least favorite things to do is pull weeds. So, I try to prevent them from even showing up by using ground liners and mulch. And when some do show up, because no matter how hard you try to prevent weeds its bound to happen, I use roundup to eliminate them. By using these three steps I maintain an almost completely weed-free garden. Hopefully you can use some of these tricks and tips to help you have a weed free garden too!