Easy weed-free gardening tricks

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Easy weed-free gardening tricks

If you don’t enjoy weeding, here are three eco-friendly gardening tricks that discourage weed growth…

1. Before planting a new garden bed, make sure you work organic compost into the soil.

Organic compost works wonders, according to Kievits Kroon Country Estate landscaper Stephane Bodenstein. She recommends working organic compost into the soil three weeks before planting to ensure strong plant growth and reduce the number of weeds in the garden bed. 

2. Place damp newspaper around plants, overlapping as you go, and cover the newspaper with bark chips.

Weeds find it difficult to grow through the newspaper giving you a few weed-free months until the newspaper decomposes.

3. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly way to get rid of weeds that grow in between paving stones, spray them with white vinegar and they should shrivel within a day or two. To rid your paving of resilient weeds, spray them more than once.

What eco-friending gardening tricks do you use to rid your garden of weeds? 

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Author info: Monique Warner
Monique loves writing, gardening, photography and trying new workouts. When she’s not editing health articles, she writes and edits All4Women’s gardening and home décor tips. You can follow her on Twitter at @Monique_Warner.

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