The 5 best ways to deal with weeds you've probably never tried
Weeds driving you crazy? No wonder! Not only do they ruin the look of your landscape, they, well, "grow like weeds"?fast and furious.
Digging and pulling (not to mention wishing and hoping) alone are not enough.
Why? Because weeds aren't the problem; they're just the symptom.
The real problem is the state of the growing environment. Make it friendly to weeds and they'll thrive. Make it hostile and they won't.
Here are 5 ways to deal with weeds in your landscape, flowerbeds and vegetable garden:
Kill to the root
The reason weeds come back even after digging or pulling? Their incredibly strong root system. It?s difficult to kill the root without the help of a control product.
What to use:
- Roundup® Brand Products for vegetable gardens and around plants
- Ortho® Grass-B-Gon® for ground covers, plant beds, landscapes, shrubs and trees
Plants and shrubs are living things?which means they gotta eat. Feed them well with a slow, steady supply of the right stuff and they'll reward you with better growth, bigger blooms and a stronger root system to crowd out unwanted weeds. Update your plant list for custom reminders and growing tips.
What to use:
- Miracle-Gro® Shake 'n Feed® Continuous Release All-Purpose Plant Food for flower beds, vegetable gardens, trees and shrubs
Give thirsty plants their fair share of water: not too much and not too little. Instead of watering a little bit all the time, give plants a good soaking less often. An inch of water once a week ought to do it. Watering deeply less often helps water get to where it's really needed?the all-important root zone.
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