Green Fingers I Wish

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Weeds on Bare Patches of Soil

You'll never be able to completely stop weeds from popping up, but there are ways to ensure they have less places in which to grow.

Bare patches of soil are ideal for growing weeds. Creating a well-stocked border is less likely to support a thriving population of these pesky plants. If you have gaps in your borders, plug them by planting ground covering plants.

Some ways to prevent weeds` growth in bare soil are-

Use mulch with a thick, 8cm (3in), layer of bark chippings, well-rotted manure or leaf mould in the spring. This prevents weeds from growing,and another advantage is it helps to retain moisture in the soil.

For larger areas you could even cover with plastic, landscape material or even old carpet to prevent weeds from germinating.


Post a Comment

<< Home