Maintaining your garden is not easy, especially when it’s summer and scorching heat is all over your garden. Weeds love heat and they start to grow more in the presence of it.
A number of sources can bring in weed into your garden, such as the wind, birds, and even pets. Removing these weeds is a daunting task, especially since they have a habit of coming back.
You need to follow steps to prevent them from occurring in the first place, especially before they set their seed and are ready to spread.
It can be a little difficult to manage because weeds may also arrive in nursery containers and garden beds. Before planting, carefully investigate each pot for weed, if they’re there, remove them immediately!
Weed removal is not like tree removal, there are several things you need to pay attention to.
What Does Weed Do to Your Garden?
Weeds are not beneficial for your garden because they steal all the nutrients, moisture and light leaving nothing for the plants behind. Therefore, it is essential to stop them from growing or occurring at all. They are basically parasite that prevent your garden from growing.
What Should You do?
If you happen to find weed in your garden, this is what you should do:
Take out the entire weed along with roots, and stems. Some weeds are hard to dig out and can easily spread thanks to roots found underground. Others have a profound taproot, similar to dandelions. Remove all of these weeds and make sure to do it properly as weed can regrow easily.
You can use a glyphosate executioner for perpetual weeds; it goes through the leaves and kills the roots, mixing in the dirt without harming other plants. It is available in liquid and gel forms. For added security, protect other plants by covering them so that they don’t come into contact with it.
Your foremost priority while removing weeds should be to secure other plants. Burrowing the dirt between plants can harm roots and will allow weed to grow easily. A good solution is to use your hands to remove weed so that you do not end up disturbing other plants.
Prepare a layer of mulch to stop the light. If your garden is brimming with weeds, the absence of light will not let them grow further. Weed require light to develop, so this will definitely work.
Vinegar as a Repellant
Vinegar is said to be a standout amongst the most productive natural repellants to fight weeds. Splash vinegar on weeds, but first make sure to mix a tablespoon of detergent with two tablespoons of vegetable oil so that the vinegar takes a sticky form.
This strategy will work best on little, newly grown weeds. For weeds which are there for a long time, consider acquiring a more grounded vinegar approach. You’ll need 20% acidic corrosive vinegar solution that can either be splashed specifically on weeds or infused into the taproot with a syringe to slaughter weeds at the source.