Mulch – A mulch will block out the light to newly germinated seedlings and most newly germinated winter weeds will be destroyed with a 75-100mm layer of mulch.
Smother – Carpet, black plastic or cardboard are effective short-term strategies for weed control. After the weeds have germinated it will only be a few days of being covered and the weeds will perish. Take the cover off to allow the slower germinating varieties to appear before covering again.
Living Ground Covers – Are an amazingly effective way to control weeds. Bare soil always grows weeds, so one of the most attractive strategies is to have minimal bare soil in the garden. The best excuse to plant more plants. Choose thick matt forming ground covers for the most effective weed control.