Routine weeding

Routine weeding.

Weeding is a procedure that is permanently included in the schedule of garden works. The simplest and most obvious way to remove weeds is to loosen the soil and pull them out along the roots. A hoe and forks with different tooth shapes will be useful for this, used to remove weeds from crevices.


If we do not yet grow plants on the part of the garden overgrown with weeds, We can combine soil weeding with its digging. When the soil is turned over, young annuals are killed - they decompose in the ground, feeding the soil. Digging up gives us the opportunity to clean the soil from the roots of perennial weeds. Weeds that regrow are easy to control later. More information on soil digging can be found on the pages 139-142.

The slots

Weeds cover even the most inhospitable places, including the gaps between the track plates, especially when the boards are placed directly on the ground or on a sand bed, and not on a concrete layer. There are many hand tools with different blades and teeth, specially designed to remove weeds from crevices. Effective effects are achieved by either filling the joints between the boards with such plants, like sand thyme (Thyme broom) or Corsican mint (Mentha requienii), or cementing them.


Manual weed removal works only for small lawns. However, it is surprisingly effective, especially new foundations, if the procedure is performed regularly. The weed clusters are carefully pry open with a small garden fork. As for weeds with a pile root system, each gardener has his own way of removing them. Some use special tools, others deal with them with a long screwdriver. We cover the holes with garden soil mixed with sand in the ratio 3:1. The grass will quickly overgrow this place.