If you were to track every hour spent in your garden, you would probably find that you do an inordinate amount of weeding. And while the first few weeks of tearing up these intruders can prove mildly satisfying, the chore soon wears thin
2. Mulch – Mulch benefits plants by keeping the soil cool and moist and depriving weeds of light
3. Weed when the weeding’s good – The old saying “Pull when wet; hoe when dry” is wise advice when facing down weeds
4. Lop off their heads – When you can’t remove weeds, the next best thing is to chop off their heads
5. Mind the gaps between plants – Close plant spacing chokes out emerging weeds by shading the soil between plants
6. Water the plants you want, not the weeds you’ve got – Put drought on your side by depriving weeds of water.