how do i stop weeds from growing

Spread Landscape fabric and cut it to fit around plants. Photo by Saxon Holt

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Fertilize Enough, but Not Too Much

Any weeds that grow through mulch are easy to pull because the soil remains loose. Photo by Saxon Holt

Where to Find It

Left unattended, weeds will quickly fill in unplanted areas and any open ground around plants. Mulch spread over the soil surface blocks the sunlight most annual weeds need to take hold. Weeds that do sprout are easy to pull because soil beneath mulch remains loose and moist. Coarse chipped or shredded bark is a good choice for large areas between trees and shrubs because it decomposes slowly and doesn’t easily blow away. For paths, a thick layer of sawdust provides good weed suppression because it depletes nitrogen in the soil.

How do i stop weeds from growing

If you’re like a lot of homeowners, you might feel frustrated by the uncertainty of what to do about weeds in your landscaping.

How to Stop Weeds from Growing in Mulch

First, it’s important to point out that weeds can be unrelenting and will continue to keep trying to come back. Though you may be looking to answer the question of how to prevent weeds from growing, there is no solution that will get rid of weeds forever.

Enhancing the Health of Your Flower Beds

Hand-pulling can be time consuming and fortunately, it is not your only option.