Weedless Gardening: How-To
One thing is certain for everyone – death and taxes. But gardeners know about another sure thing – weeds! So how does a weedless garden sound? Like music to your ears? We thought so!
The idea of a weedless garden is simple, and can be achieved with just a few tips. The most important tip is to not till your ground. Tilling your ground helps weed seeds underground to surface and begin to sprout.
Here are a few more tips on how to create a weedless garden, so you can enjoy your garden and not pull weeds!
- Mulch, mulch, and more mulch! Mulch is your best friend. In nature, a cover of leaves usually creates a natural “mulch” on the ground, which acts as a barrier to suppress some unruly plants. It’s the same idea here – bare soil creates weeds, so adding mulch to cover the soil helps to decrease the amount of weeds you have to pull.
- Do your best to not disturb your soil, especially during the growing season. As stated before, soil disruption is a huge factor in creating more weed sprouts.
- Create permanent walking paths, and permanent growing areas. Then, only water the growing areas. This decreases the chances of weed seeds to grow in walking areas. If possible, use drip irrigation to keep only your garden crops watered.