Weeds – Seedlings or adult plants
The way of dealing with weeds is largely determined by the fact, whether they are small seedlings, or adult plants. Getting rid of the latter is incomparably more difficult. The seedlings, on the other hand, undergo the usual care treatments without any problems. In practice, it means, that typical weeds appearing en masse in the exposed area, fertile soil do not pose much of a challenge for the vigilant gardener. Identification of the seedlings is not necessary. However, fighting weeds will be much easier, if we learn to recognize them in the early stages of development. Sometimes it makes sense to collect some garden soil in a container and place it on the window sill. We carefully observe the sprouting plants, leaving one representative of a specific species, until we recognize the plants correctly. In this way, we will learn to identify the different seedlings that appear in our garden very quickly and without fear, that we will remove a valuable plant, we will be able to successfully fight young weeds.
Adults are another matter entirely. Fighting them is much more difficult, because they have incomparable survival and regeneration abilities. They can also break through a thick layer of mulch. Weeds are particularly troublesome, which produce extensive rhizomes, e.g.. nettle or morning glory. It is worth learning to recognize them early enough, to combat them effectively. Weeds with a pile root system, such as sorrel or thistle, they are just as bothersome – they unscrupulously grow back after hoeing. These plants are among the most common lawn weeds.