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How to Weed Your Garden

Get tips and tricks on how to get rid of weeds in your garden.

Fri, 27 Jul 2012|

-Weeds are one of the gardener's worst enemies. The safest and least expensive way to deal with them is to pull them by hand. Lots of gardeners they're grabbing weeds and yanking is an effective way to get the job done. They can actually make your problem worst if you're not getting all the roots out. With little spreading weeds such as creeping Charlie or chickweed, get your hand underneath the foliage and feel around for where the stems come out to the ground. Pulling up from there, make sure you get the roots as well as the leaves. Tall upright weeds are a little more straight forward. If you keep them from breaking off as you pulled them, grab the stem as close to the ground as you can and then tug up. If you're dealing with Dandelions or other weeds that have a top root, use a tool such as a traveler wheeler. Sink your tool under the ground next to the base of the plant, getting it deep into the soil then tip it toward the weed, that will help popped the roots over the ground without breaking them. If you leave the roots to the ground, most weeds will regenerate setting up new foliage. The foliage may seem spin away at first. But the roots that stay on the ground continue to grow stronger. And [unk] the root system, the harder the weed is to pull. Wanna make weeding a little bit easier yet, do it when the soil is moist. Dry hard soil is tougher for getting those roots out of the ground.