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how do you keep weeds from growing in your garden

(For those of you who already have weeds attacking your yard, read our article on How to Get Rid of Weeds.)

Weed Prevention

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How do you keep weeds from growing in your garden

Remember tip # 1 about digging and tilling? Well, the same goes for digging and disturbing the soil in your garden during the season. Plain and simple, it causes more weeds than it eliminates.

Over time, tilling breaks down the soil structure. In the process, it eliminates air channels in the soil that actually help provide the air, water and nutrient your plants need to survive and thrive.

The less you disturb your soil, the better. That includes when planting transplants in the garden as well. We use a post hole digger to create a clean, 8 to 10″ planting hole that is about 6″ in diameter for our transplants.

#3 Mulch, Mulch and More Mulch! – How To Eliminate Weeds

By simply eliminating those weed promoting practices, and employing a few additional time and labor saving methods, your weeding problems can and will be a thing of the past.

With the walking rows permanently covered with a heavier mulch, the only area of concern for winter are the growing rows. And a cover crop is the perfect solution.

Keeping the soil covered at all times is the key to less weeds, less work, and better soil. Straw, grass clippings and shredded leaves are all excellent garden mulches.

#1 – Stop Tilling And Digging In The Spring

They have obvious benefits to helping your soils vitality, but cover crops also help to form a barrier for blowing seeds to enter and lie in wait.

But it simply doesn’t have to be that way. Nor does it mean you have to spend endless hours in your garden dealing with them.

How do you keep weeds from growing in your garden

Just to share, we used the Dragon one year. Our neighbor suggested it and loaned us there’s. It didn’t work at all! The weeds were far too green and thick and wet and while it might have scorched a few leaves, we still had to pull the weeds! We live in Colorado – for a reference point for you.

Wow! Thanks for including my post in yours! That’s awesome!

And if that doesn’t work completely and you find a few weeds…..

1) No-Till – One way people cause most of their own weeds is by over-tilling their gardens.


When you are practicing organic weed control, you know the plant you pick will be free from herbicides and pesticides.

I have been working hard on my garden and don’t want a bunch of weeds- your guide is super helpful and I can’t wait to try some of these out! I have used vinegar before, but was worried about how to keep the spray off of other plants- LOVE the cone idea! I have linked to your page on my website’s favorite five this week

A weed is any unwanted plant growing in your garden. Weeds are just plants that have been planted by nature

Mary St. Dennis

4) Cardboard – Also, like newspapers, cardboard is a wonderful barrier. In fact, it is a most effective way of stopping weeds naturally. However, it is not as easy to tear holes in for planting. And it does not let water through very well. But it’s great for the walkways!

What is your favorite way to eliminate weeds in your garden? Leave a comment and let us know how some of these ideas have worked for you?