(Closed) Gardening??

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@peachacid:  I wish I had your problem. 🙁 I looooove gardening/weeding. Its so relaxing.. but unfortunately I only have a balcony garden with containers. How big is your yard??

Post # 5
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1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

This may be time consuming in a bed that already has flowers but I have come to swear by using a thick layer of newspaper or cardboard under mulch. Basically, just gather up all your newspaper/cardboard, soak it thoroughly, and then put whatever mulch you’d like on top. The newspaper/cardboard will block the weeds from coming up but will also disintegrate overtime. This enriches the soil and allows you to keep planting easily. I prefer it soooo much to that awful landscape fabric. 

I looove gardening but hate weeding and this has worked really well for me so far. 

Post # 8
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2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@peachacid: hahaha! I used to pull tons of bigger weeds for my grandma before I moved away. We would wake up early and she would make me a nice big iced tea and we would get to work. Little weeds seem worse though… what tools have you been using?

 

Post # 9
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1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@peachacid:  Leave the daffodil leaves. They use the nutrients to grow for next year. Once they turn brown you can cut them back. 

You could definitely do it in that garden! The nice thing about newspaper is that you can mold around the plants really easily. And just layer it over anything that you don’t want to be there. Whether it is a weed or not, if you hate it or it does nothing for you then just mulch over it. You don’t even have to weed out what is there now, just cover it with the newspaper/mulch and it will go away.

Post # 11
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1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

If you use paper, just make it 7-10 sheets thick. I also used old textbooks and stuff because I couldn’t sell them back. Cardboard can go down with just one sheet. Good luck!

Post # 12
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1837 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@sheepandbear:  Hahaha same! I love pulling weeds! Everyone thinks I’m crazy 🙂

@peachacid:  Yes, you can definitely do the newspaper + mulch thing! If you lay out newspaper it blocks the light and prevents anything from growing, so be careful where you lay it that you don’t overlap it with plants you want to keep. Mulch will keep a whole lot of the weeds from growing!

@Kir32:  +1. Yuck, that landscape fabric sucks!

Post # 13
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943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@peachacid:  I garden lot, use mulch in my  flower beds but in my vegetable garden I swear by Preen weed contol. Don’t know how it works but it does! 

http://preen.com/


Post # 14
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1692 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

When you’re pulling the weeds do you just rip them from the top or dig them out?  It could be that you’re leaving the roots in the soil, which is why they keep growing back.

Good luck with the paper/mulch!

Post # 15
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2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@peachacid:  that is the sure way to not have to deal with the weeds coming back lol. No light and no way to grow…plus it looks so clean and polished imo!

ETA you might still have a few, but it is going to be so much easier to deal with and its going to look awesome!

Post # 16
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3101 posts
Sugar bee

@peachacid:  I have the same problem!  Such a pain!

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