After we’ve had some rain I like to go out in the garden and pull weeds. I find that this is the best time to pull weeds in the garden because they lift right out of the garden’s soil with ease. I know it can be difficult for some people to hand-weed their garden, but considering the alternative is harmful chemicals, I’m willing to put in the extra effort and garden naturally. After you’ve cleared out a weedy garden patch you can put down a weed barrier using either newspapers and mulch or buy a commercial weed blocker. Another way of dealing with weeds is to just trim them down to keep them from blooming and setting seeds.
While I have a lackadaisical approach to weeds, because they attract beneficial insects like bees, sometimes I can’t help but go on a weeding rampage in the garden. Weeds compete with your perennials, annuals and vegetables for water and nutrients in the soil. Controlling weeds in your garden is way to maintain overall health of your plants. Don’t let them get out of hand in your garden, especially a container garden.