Whether you like it or not, weeds are going to pop up in your garden. They’re competing with your plants – trying to soak up all the water and nutrients from your lawn, leaving your garden looking less attractive. To fix this, you need to remove the weeds completely. There are a couple of ways you can go about doing this and getting your garden back to its original beauty.
How to Take Down Weeds in Your Garden
Pulling Weeds by Hand: This is probably the best way to go about removing weeds from your garden, though it is the most difficult. You must remove the weeds along with their roots. For weeds with shallow roots, just use one hand to pull the weed up by its stem very gently. The weed should pull out nicely with its roots. For those with deeper roots, such as dandelions, you need to be a little more careful. You should use a small garden hoe to loosen the soil around the stem of the root, then grab the stem firmly and pull until the entire root is pulled out with the weed.
Pulling Weeds with a Gardening Tool
Pulling weeds by hand is time-consuming and can take a toll on your back. So, instead you may want to use gardening tools to help you out. For weeds with shallow roots, a regular garden hoe will do just fine. However, deep-rooted weeds will require a special tool called a winged weeder. To use this, place the bottom tip of the blade next to the stem of the weed and press down in a vertical way to push the weeder down into the soil and then push it towards the ground to push the weed out. This is more time-consuming than using a garden hoe, but it’s a better option to tackle those weeds with deep roots.
For this and other problems, such as mold, mildew or insects, you should use an insecticide or pesticide, like Pure 3-Way, to assist in the care for your garden. It’s natural ingredients will nurse your plants back to health while keeping the rest of the environment and your loved ones safe in the process.