Herbs are plants that are not usually very well received in gardens: they grow so fast that, if they were left, we would end up with a jungle of grass instead of a tidy garden .
Keeping them at bay is actually simple, but you have to be very constant. So, if you want to know how to control weeds, put on your gloves and let’s get to work 🙂 .
- 1 Remove weeds with a garden tool
- 2 Put an anti-weed mesh
- 3 Use an herbicide
- 3.1 Natural herbicides
Remove weeds with a garden tool
The best way to control weeds is to remove them. If you have a large garden you can do it with a motocultor , which in addition to removing them what it will do is introduce them underground, thus mixing them with it; In this way, as they decompose, they will release their nutrients, which will serve to fertilize the soil.
On the other hand, if you have a small garden, or if only weeds have grown in a corner, you can use a hoe . But how? If we only cut them, they will come out again since the roots remain intact. To avoid this, you have to go a little deeper, without wanting to make a hole, but trying not to make the blade of the hoe horizontal when it hits the ground.
Put an anti-weed mesh
It is, without a doubt, the ideal option to control them. It is especially useful when you want to have a garden or a corner of flowers where the only plants that grow are only the ones you want. The anti-weed mesh , being dark in color, will prevent the herb seeds from germinating .
Putting it on is simple: you have to remove the grass and stones that are on the ground, expand the mesh, and fasten it with nails . So that it is not visible to the naked eye, it can be covered with decorative stones, pine bark, or even artificial grass .
use an herbicide
Herbicides are products that kill weeds. You have to be very careful with them since, if we choose the wrong one, we can end up eliminating the plants from the garden. Therefore, it is very, very important to always read the packaging labels .
Fortunately, there are several foods and natural products that can help control them. And they are:
- Salt : if we spread it on the herbs that we want to eliminate, sooner rather than later we will see how they wither when they lose moisture.
- Boiling Water – As easy as this. We boil water in a pot, and pour it over those plants that we need to eliminate, being careful not to splash the others.
- Vinegar : Containing cetic acid, vinegar is a herbicide that kills the leaves of plants. For this reason, it works better in those that are young, since once the leaves have dried, the roots do not have the strength to grow again. If we mix a liter and a half of vinegar, lemon juice and a tablespoon of soap in a spray bottle, it will be much more effective.
Do you know other anti-herb remedies?