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Get Rid Of Weeds In Garden Mulch

Written by Hilary on February 18th, 2010

Throughout the year we talk a lot about the benefits of mulch.

It’s great for water retention in the soil, it helps fight weeds and drought, and it also can be a good soil conditioner.

The problem with mulch however is that it can harbor weed seeds and make a mess of newly made and planted garden areas.

To avoid this problem, we need to make sure that any weed seeds that may be hiding in mulches such as hay, manure, compost, small bark, and grass clippings don’t become a problem for us.

Here’s How To Get Rid Of Weeds in Garden Mulch

1. Choose a full sun location

2. In late winter or early spring, take your mulch of choice, and spread into a 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick layer on soil or concrete

3. Water it well

4. Cover it with black plastic

5. The weed seeds will sprout after few days of warm weather, then will be killed by frost and lack of light

6. The mulch is now ready to safely use anywhere in your garden

Related Articles:

The Wonders of Mulch – A Complete How To Use Mulch Guide

Mulching – How Much And How Deep?

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Have great week!

 

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