We are talking about unique tricks here! So go and read on to keep those weeds away:
Put a thick layer of those old newspapers you have in your home, on top of the soil. Prepare your beds, then your compost, and put your soaker hose down, before putting the newsaper down. Thay way, you can be sure that your plants are watered, while those weed seeds that land on top, don’t. Also, tear a hole in the newspaper where you would place the seeds. In time, it would decompose too, which will add humus to the soil.
Same as newspapers, they are great weed barriers. It is perfect for walkways, too. Just put a little mulch on the top and you are good enough to go.
Vinegar has many uses in the garden. One is to keep those weeds away. Just one spray and it will clear the weed down to its root. Make sure to reapply to those persistent weeds, and also use dog cone to focus on the weeds and not on the plants near it.
4. Boiling water
Yes, do not raise your eyebrow on this one. This works. Just make sure to be careful on the plant near the weeds.
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You might already know how mulch is a vital ingredient for the garden. And this is just one proof! Make sure to put down a nice thick layer of mulch, and you can be sure the weeds won’t be there.
To place the fire right where you just need it, use a propane torch. Also make sure that things are watered well. You do not want a backyard fire, for sure.
Besides the fact that it’s a great weed barrier, it also keeps the soil warm, which would be beneficial if you’re in an area with colder climate.