7 Secrets

Weed-Free Gardening

From a Master Gardener

Mulching garden beds once a year keeps soil well covered and makes it much harder for weed seeds to sprout. Straw mulch or chopped autumn leaves are excellent choices for vegetable beds

2. Add mulch.

Biodegradable products such as cardboard naturally break down into the soil and don’t need to be removed later on.

4. Use weed barriers.

Fertilizing empty soil can cause weeds to grow more vigorously. To avoid issues, apply fertilizer as close to your target plants as possible.

5. Fertilize carefully.

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