Weed management is an issue that many homeowners as well as landowners and farmers face, weeds can become a real problem especially if control measures are not taken. If weeds are left to grow freely can present many challenges some of which include the encouragement of disease, a harbourage for insect pests, competes with garden plants for water, sunlight, and nutrients.
I believe using natural methods is always better because going natural can not only save us money but help in keeping our surroundings and environment safe from contamination.
What I love are the many ways that are being sorted out and use once proven to be effective to bring solutions to issues we may be facing. In this article, we will be looking at effective ways of eliminating weeds naturally.
Weeds are not only an eyesore but weeds compete for light, water, and nutrients and can be a real menace to our garden plants. Weeds are also a breathing place for disease and garden insect pests so we should do all that we can to eliminate them from our gardens.
For many gardeners, one of the greatest challenges that can really be a killer, and an eyesore is having to deal with the elimination of weeds. Weeds do not only take away from the beauty of a well-designed garden and landscape but weeds also present other problems which include.
With plants for water
Robs the soil of nutrients
Is a hiding place for insect pests
Can promote disease
Compete with garden plants for sunlight
Weeds are considered invasive and will take over your garden
Can weeds really be an added benefit? over the years even as children, we were taught by our parents and other adults that weeds are not good and can do more harm than good.
I remembered days of pulling up weeds in my parent’s garden and also a few of my own gardens. I have worked on many garden projects and the main concern of the home and business owners were the number of weeds they wanted to be removed.
Nothing can distract more from a beautiful landscape than to see ugly weeds popping up from everywhere whether they are big or small weeds.
I remember the days when I would be out there in the landscape for hours weeding. For me, those days were days that I worked my fingers off and to make matters worse, weeding in direct sunlight on those long summer days. Oh, how I would pray for lunchtime and knock off time to come.