How to Get Rid of Weeds.
A perfect, greenlawn and colorful flower garden are worth your time and effort.
Don't let weeds ruinyour hard work.
You will need Water Garden tools, such as a trowel, fork, or hoe Mulchor lawn seed Herbicide A bag for recycling compost and black plastic bag or tarp.
Check the soil.
The ground should be moist but not soggy; if it's dry, pour water onthe area and let it soak in.
The soil should also be loose.
If it's compacted, use a gardeningfork or trowel to dig around the weed.
Using scalding hot water helps loosen the soil andcan kill weeds.
Be careful not to splash yourself, though! Step 2.
Grasp the weed at the baseof the plant and pull gently until the entire root comes out.
If the root is stuck, diginto the soil with a spade at an angle, toward the center of the root.
Push down on the handlewhile you gently pull on the weed.
Shake excess dirt off the roots.
Don't wait to weed! Itis easier to remove weeds when their roots are smaller, and before they have floweredor gone to seed.
If the root breaks, remove any leftover pieces with a hoe, spade,or garden fork to dig up any weed pieces.
If you miss one, the weed will regrow andyou'll have to pull it again! Stubborn weeds may require the use of herbicides.
Followinstructions and apply carefully.
Check local regulations regarding weed disposal.
In some states, it is illegal to combine yard waste with household trash.
If you have acompost pile, make sure the pulled weeds are completely dead and dried before you add them- two weeks in the sun should do it.
To create a weed compost pile, cover the weeds witha black plastic bag or tarp and leave them to decompose for up to 2 years.
Makesure to reseed any bare patches of lawn caused by weeding.
Thicker grass means less roomfor weeds.
Prevent weeds from coming back by applying a one- to four-inch layerof organic mulch to the area.
Just be careful not to smother your plants! Did you know Oneof the most troublesome weeds – dandelion – is also one of the most nutritious plants.