15 earth-friendly ways to kill weeds | Living the Country Life

15 earth-friendly ways to kill weeds

Although there's no easy way to banish weeds, there are a few techniques you can use to reclaim your turf -- at the least, you can limit hostile takeovers.
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Be a mulching maniac.

Mulch acts as a suffocating blanket by preventing light from reaching weed seeds. At the same time, it holds moisture for your plants and provides nutrients for your soil as it decomposes. Apply coarse mulch, such as bark or wood chips, directly onto soil. Leaves, grass clippings, or straw work better as a weed deterrent with a separating layer of newspaper, cardboard, or fabric between them and the soil.

Date Published: April 13, 2012
Date Updated: April 30, 2012

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