One of the best ways to control weeds in your garden is to use a pressure sprayer. These devices are usually available in 1-gallon or 2-gallon sizes. For larger gardens, the 2-gallon size is recommended. They come in galvanized or stainless steel metal tanks. While galvanized metal tanks tend to rust quickly, stainless steel tanks last indefinitely. You can use a tape measure to determine how much product you need and apply it evenly.
You can also use a broad-spectrum herbicide, which is usually recommended for weeds that grow by rhizomes and stolons. You can also use a steel garden rake to get rid of the uprooted weeds. Make sure that you remove any sharp objects from the soil when raking.
Another good way to control weeds in your garden is to use newspaper as a weed control barrier. This natural fiber is not harmful for the soil and is also a great source of natural carbon. In addition, it is safer and more environmentally friendly than plastic. Moreover, newspapers are more effective against weeds when spread in layers.
The most effective way to control weeds in your garden is to cultivate it. It is best to cultivate your garden each season to prevent the weeds from sprouting again. Moreover, you should also use a cultivation to prevent weed seed production. By controlling the seeds, you will be able to control weeds in your garden for the entire season.
Another way to control weeds in your garden is to apply paper around the base of the plants that are planted in it. By spreading it around the base of the plants, you can prevent them from sprouting and growing. You can also use small sheets of cardboard as weed control. If you’re going to use this method, make sure you choose one that minimizes soil disturbance.
Mechanical weed control is another option. However, it is labor-intensive. Fortunately, a variety of hand tools are available to control weeds. The best time to use them is when the weeds are young, lightly rooted, and growing in moist soil. You can also use a Kentucky High Wheel Cultivator, a hand-pushed tool that works similar to a mule cultivator. This tool is sharp and can cut weeds below the soil line. If you have a bigger garden, a walk-behind tiller is also a good option.
Mulching can also help prevent weeds in your garden. Mulch is a natural organic material that can help keep your soil cool and moist. Mulch can be made from pine straw or well-decomposed sawdust and is a very effective weed control material. Just make sure you apply the mulch to a depth of three inches.
Another good weed control solution is landscape fabric. While landscape fabric can be used alone, it is best to cover it with decorative mulch or rocks. This will prevent weeds from growing through the fabric. Plus, it keeps your stones clean. It is easy to install and will last for several years. The landscape fabric is light enough to carry and can be cut into different shapes and sizes to protect your garden. It also allows air to reach the soil, which is beneficial for the plants.