Organic Weed Control – No Weeds And No Poisons Either
Let me share some tips that will make organic weed control a snap. No one likes weeds, but poisonous herbicides are not the solution. You’ve probably heard of the deformed amphibians and disappearing pollinating insects, but herbicides can also poison your children, the family dog, and our ground water supply.
Worst of all, herbicides can cause hair loss to gnomes, and we don’t want any bald
. Uncle Farris (right) is an herbicide survivor.
There are some simple solutions to the weed problem in your garden that don’t require the use of poisons. Here are just a few of them:
page you’ll discover that it doesn’t have to be difficult or arduous to weed your garden once you learn a few important tips. The page is full of the how, when and why of
It also pays to have a few simple tools that will make the task easier. There are hundreds of
on the market. Knowing which ones work best and how to use them, will save you both money and work. It’s all covered on the
Using mulch around your plants in the garden can also drastically reduce
work. Some are much better than others. Plastic mulches, while discouraging weeds for a while, eventually break though and create a serious
problem over the long haul.
, while offering some benefits, also has limitations.
Living mulches or cover crops can also prevent weeds from getting traction in your garden during the off-season.
Another control method involves burning the weeds with a
. Young ones will die on contact, while more established weeds may grow back, requiring a second or even a third burning.
Organic Weed Killers
While I caution against using chemical herbicides on your veggies, there are many homemade
organic weed killers
that you can make and use that are harmless to you and yours. We offer several recipes on the page that will make organic weed control simple and safe.
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