This really works - we did it for our raised beds and regular garden, no weeds for two years!! The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.
Cardboard, newspaper and other compostable material is a quick and easy fix for weed problems. In just one growing season, you can reduce weeds by 75 percent or more. Just place pieces of cardboard around the plants you want to protect. Water immediately to help the cardboard stay in place. You can add soil or mulch on top to reinforce it, too. The cardboard will suppress the weeds and eventually break down into the soil, adding useful organic matter.
Newspaper and hay mulch weed control. Control your garden weeds and nourish the soil. 1. Lay newspaper over weeds and around plants 2. Wet newspaper to keep from blowing away 3. Cover newspaper with hay or mulch
Did you know that cornmeal is birth control for seeds? Sprinkle it on your garden and it will keep weed seeds from germinating and growing into plants. Of course, cornmeal will keep any seed from germinating, so don’t try this on your vegetable garden until your plants are established and you’ve ﬁnished planting seeds.
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Digger and Dagger by Popular Mechanics: 'Hori-Hori' by GrowTech is a Japaneses tool (meaning 'dig dig') which can weed, plant and cut. It has serated edges, a built in ruler and a curved blade which is perfect for scooping! #Tools #Gardening_Tools #Popular_Mechanics #GrowTech_Hori_Hori
Natural Weed Killer 1 gallon vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, dash of dish washing detergent (makes it stick to the weeds). Mix well, spray on weeds in the morning, rejoice in their death that evening. This works best on a sunny day. - I love all natural solutions especially for the garden
Vinegar wreaks havoc on weeds Attack weeds with a directed stream of vinegar (5 percent acidity) mixed with a few drops of liquid soap. You may substitute equal parts water and isopropyl alcohol (70 percent solution) for the vinegar. This works well for areas in stone or brick patios where you don’t want grass or weeds. Drench the weed leaves in the heat of the day. When applying, be careful not to spray any treasured plants; cover them with newspaper for protection.
Natural weed killer: 2c white vinegar + 1T dish soap + 1T. salt. Blend and pour into a spray bottle. Will kill anything! (Easily gets rid of all those weeds growing in the cracks and seams of the driveway.)