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Published 10:26 am Thursday, June 27, 2019
Weeding is a chore few gardeners relish. Weeds can seemingly pop up overnight, and when left to their own devices, weeds can quickly grow out of control. There are a few key tips to weeding that can make the process easier. First off, start with wet soil. Choose to weed after it rains, as wet soil makes it easier to pull the full weed, including the root, out of the ground. Removing the weed all the way down to its root prevents it from growing back. If there’s no rain in the forecast, water the garden before attempting to remove weeds. If the ground is compacted and you’re weeding in a pinch, at least remove the head of the weed to prevent seeds from spreading and starting new weed growth.