How to restore and overrun garden
Worst Weeds In An Overrun Garden And How To Get Rid Of Them
If you grow your own garden, it means that you will also be growing some weeds at some point. Sometimes a garden can become overrun by weeds and you need to act quickly to save your lawn from becoming extinct .Here are some of the persistent weeds and ways you can eliminate them from your garden.
Crabgrass is a fast-growing annual that reproduces by seeds and by rooting at the lower joints. This weed usually appears from mid-spring through summer when the ground is warm.
Pigweed is an annual that also reproduces by seeds. it is easily identifiable due to its fleshly, red taproot. This weed appears in late spring or early summer and grows warm weather.
This is a common annual that reproduces by seeds and by deep, horizontal roots. Morning Glory appears in late spring and can be seen throughout the summer. This flowering vine can become a big problem in warm weather.
There are two types of chickweed, one perennial and one annual. The perennial is mouse-ear chickweed, a weed that forms a dense, prostrate patch in lawns and gardens. Common chickweed, the annual, is more delicate in appearance, with leaves that are broad at the base and about half an inch long. This weed is much easier to control. A healthy lawn can compete against mouse-ear chickweed if the grass is not mowed too short or too frequently.
This is hardy perennial that reproduces by seeds and can appear in any season. Buckhorn plantain invades meadows, lawns and even pastures.
This is a summer weed reproduces by seeds. Lamb’s quarters rapidly removes moisture from soil, so should be removed as soon as possible.
How to get rid of weeds on an overrun garden
1.Use mulch. This is a covering that blocks daylight and inhibits growth under it. For mulch, you can use materials such as wheat straw, shredded leaves, or other organic matter. Layer it on the ground about 2 inches thick. Gravel or organic mulches such as bark preserve moisture can also be effective in keeping the weeds down. Cover the soil between your plants and along rows. Keep the mulch a few inches from the base of your plants to also discourage insect invasions. For numerous weeds, try covering the area with dampened newspaper (black ink only) and then cover with 2 inches of mulch. Around the bases of trees and shrubs, consider covering the ground with landscape fabric and then mulch.
2.Pull. Most weeds need to be manually pulled out. Wear waterproof gloves and consider a comfortable sitting pad for extensive weeding. The trick to pulling weeds is to get the root out as well. Weeds will slide out of the soil easier when the soil is wet—and when the weeds are young. Pull the weed from its base (close to the soil line); if you miss the root, try using a fork to gently pry the plant out of the ground, roots and all.
3.Lay black plastic or garden weed cloth over areas overrun with weeds. The plastic heats the ground under it and kills the weeds. But this might take an entire season to work effectively.
4.Use herbicides. Use caution with herbicides around children or pets and follow all package instructions. organic herbicides also are available. Be aware that some herbicides might damage your grass as well as the weeds.