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If you have a great crop of weeds in the garden you are not alone. If you want to avoid spraying, smothering plants is a good control method. Stomp the weeds down and apply a thick layer of quality mulch before the weeds are flowering. This will go a long way to killing them, stopping the seeds setting for the following season.

An alternative and attractive solution to avoiding weeds is to plant groundcovers where there is any bare soil. Groundcovers cover the soil quickly and block out the sunlight to dormant seeds. Light is an essential requirement for plants to grow and because it’s dark under the foliage cover germination doesn’t start. When we don’t have to spend time weeding gardening becomes more interesting.

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