National Weed Your Garden Day was on 13 June in the USA, which makes it the perfect reminder for us to take care of our gardens to ensure a healthy, flourishing garden in spring.
What is national weed your garden day?
It is a day observed for gardeners and garden owners alike to take an extra 5-10 minutes to weed their gardens.
Weeding can actually be a fun way to ground yourself and just take a few minutes for yourself and your thoughts in nature.
Here are 8 weeding tips to help you keep your garden healthy.
- Give your garden and weeds daily attention. Weeds grow really fast, so staying on top of them is key.
- Be particularly alert about weeds near young plants. Weeds suck up all the nutrients needed for plants to grow healthily, so they will be detrimental to young plants.
- Plant your plants close together, leaving little to no room for weeds.
- Don’t forget the roots. If you break the weeds off and don’t get the roots too, they will simply grow back.
- Weeding after rainfall makes it easier to pull weeds out by the root as the soil is soft, so weeding in winter makes perfect sense.
- If you’re in a dry region, water the garden before weeding for the same effect.
- If you can’t reach the weed by the root and they’re growing between cracks, chop them off regularly to prevent them from setting seeds.
- Use mulch mixed with a weed preventer to keep weeds from germinating for up to six months.
Weed killers you can find in your kitchen
- If you’re fighting weeds in concrete or between bricks, throw a little bit of bleach over them and wait a few days to pull them out.
- Mix one cup of salt dissolved in 2 cups of hot water for a weed-killing concoction
- Apple cider vinegar or white vinegar, undiluted, is a great weed killer. Be sure that this is used on weeds that are isolated from your plants.
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