Weeds are a big no no in a garden, but with proper planning you can prevent their growth. Any chemicals you use for killing weeds can hurt your health in the long run. So, first of all look for natural alternatives such as weed suppressor plants that will cover the ground and allow no air, moisture or sunlight to the weeds to thrive. Even if there are any weeds making their way up, the percentage will be far less. If you have already created the ground cover with grass or something, then you can do the same using mulch. Spread it over the weed growing areas and without sunlight they won’t survive for long. Make sure to spread mulch after pulling out all the weeds and then wait for a few days and you will see no weed will grow.
Another great and harmless solution is to spray the weeds with vinegar. Just fill a spray bottle with vinegar and spray only the weeds. Make sure you don’t spray any vinegar on the surrounding plants. To make the vinegar even more potent, you can add a bit of dish soap as well and this will speed up the weed killing process. Another very easy method is to sprinkle salt on the weeds where they have taken roots. You can also make a strong saltwater solution and then spray it over the weeds only. Vinegar or salt, both methods are super effective, but all you need is some vigilance for the other plants.
Some weeds can give you messages about what the soil is lacking. If you study a bit about why a certain type of weed is growing, you can fix the soil and the weed will vanish on its own. Nature is beautiful and wise, isn’t it?
If you have just started your garden and there is no worry of destroying and existing plants then you can try solarization of the soil. You can cover the soil with polyethylene or hire an expert who can provide you with the best solution.
With all being said and done, if you plan your weed pulling from time to time let’s say a week or ten days, it will make your life far easier. You can also do a 2 minute weed clean up everyday by setting a timer. This will help you to make contact with the soil that will bring a positive effect to your health. Look at the weeds as an opportunity to make your connection stronger with nature.