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Garden Weeds

No garden is without the odd garden weed. Weeds are a constant, but expected, burden in every garden.

Weeds thrive in sunlight and bad soil. Regular fertilising to improve soil condition and applying layers of mulch will help to suffocate and suppress garden weeds.

To combat weeds, pull any visible weeds out by hand. This is best accomplished when the ground is wet and pliable, so get out in the garden after you have watered or after recent rainfall. You will need to completely remove all weed roots and tubers from the ground by gently pulling, prying or digging them out as any leftover roots will continue to spread and grow new weed shoots throughout your garden.

Remember to dig only when you need to, as some weeds will germinate simply by touch so disturbing the soil too much will increase the spreading of any leftover seeds in the ground. To help prevent this, salve the disturbed spot with plants or cover with mulch to prevent the weeds from coming above ground in search of sunlight.

Groundcovers, trees and shrubs also play their role in the fight against garden weeds, as they shade the ground creating unfavourable conditions because weeds will not be able to grow beneath them without access to direct sunlight.

And, of course, if you want some additional help and advice on combatting and treating weeds in your garden, then the simplest solution is to let Fox Mowing look after it all for you.

And while we’re there in your garden, we can do a lot of other stuff too to get your garden looking and feeling its best.

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