Weeds and more weeds

I decided to take the advice of my Yates Garden Guide and treat this summer as a season in which I do not grow much. The weeds did not get this message though.

I am trying to do as much weeding as I can at the moment in the brief moments of time I have, and get the gardens prepared for the next season. While I know that looks aren’t everything, I’m looking forward to having garden beds that look neat rather than ones full of weedy patches.

I’ve been trying to work out the best method of keeping weeds down and I’d like to hear any ways that you use! Weed mats? Newspaper? Does your mulch actually keep weeds smothered?

2 thoughts on “Weeds and more weeds

  1. My weeds LAUGH at mulch. They give it the finger and very possibly draw their strength from it. The only thing that seems to work for me is vigilant weed-pulling, which is no fun at all. I’m looking forward to the day when el-kiddo is old enough to help me with the weeding.

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