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Weekend Weeding

Now is the time to get ahead of the weeds before warming temperatures send them into overdrive. If it feels overwhelming, start with a small section of the garden. Then move forward in segments. There are two schools of thought on weeding: Cut down to the base or pull out by the roots. We're firmly in the pull-out-by-the-roots camp* as we find it the most effective in the short- and long-term.

Helpful Tools + Tips:

  • Put down mulch (pine bark or gravel, it all helps).

*One exception: If you’re facing a large invasive plant takeover — Japanese knotweed, for example — it’s better to cut these down to a few inches from the base to keep them from flowering or, worse, going to seed. This kind of trimming is a very helpful first step in eradication.


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