He tried for years to weed out the weeds, eventually reverting to the most laborious method of removal anyway

First we should imagine the weeds so that we know what a strong opponent we have in front of us. They are very hardy plants with very low requirements for soil quality, moisture, light, etc. They spread quickly and take nutrients, light and water, especially from young plants. For this reason, it is important to eradicate weeds early.

We should also note that we use the term weed to refer to all types of plants that, because of their characteristics, are considered harmful to the plants we want to grow. For example, if we want a nice lawn, weeds can be not only nettles, but also dandelions, daisies, etc., if these are the plants we do not want there.

Distinguishing weeds

  • Single-seeded
  • Dual-fertile
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Plevel monocots produce a single uterine leaf during germination and are a big enemy to your garden. These include a variety of fast spreading grasses. The best chance to kill these plants comes in the fall. In the spring, these are more of a supplementary measure.

Double-leaved Plants have two leaves during germination. They are often flowering plants spreading in fields, gardens and lawns. These include nettles that appear among shrubs or along fences. But also starworts, which are unfavourable in strawberries. For example, dandelion is a troublesome weed for the appearance of the lawn. It appears in spring and has a deep-rooted root system that spreads quickly.

Fighting weeds starts at the establishment stage. In frosty winters, it pays to let the ground freeze properly. This means turning the soil with a spade or suitable machine and leaving the root ball exposed to the cold weather over the winter. In spring, rake the soil and remove the weeds and their roots. We try to remove the roots as best we can to avoid unwanted weed growth.

Do not slacken in the fight against weeds and try to remove them systematically. This is the best way to prevent it from multiplying. Mow lawns regularly and do not let the plants flower.

Weeds are best removed after rain, when the grass is damp and weeds are easier to pull. It also depends on the tools you use. Small weeds can be conveniently pulled out by simply tearing them out, or you can use a hoe to loosen the soil. For weeds with large, long roots, use a fork and for larger weeds with deep roots, a forked spade is a good idea.

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Plevel does not belong in compost

Plevel does not belong on compost. You could spread it around your garden unnecessarily. Remember that these are very vigorous plants.

Weeds can also be eliminated by mulching. Mulching means preventing the plants from accessing light. But mulching also helps us retain moisture in the soil and protects against high temperatures.

We most commonly use wood, bark, compost, bamboo mats, fabric, gravel, stones to mulch.