Weeds may be nature’s way of protecting bare soil, but these tenacious plants can quickly take root in your carefully cultivated ground. Below are my tried-and-true ways of keeping your growing space weed-free.

Weeds can establish very quickly, so the best strategy is to pull them out as soon as they appear. The longer you leave them, the stronger their root systems get and the harder they are to remove. It’s also vital to pull up weeds before they can set seed and multiply throughout your garden. I set aside time each week to have a quick scout around and pull out any new weeds that have appeared. It’s also important to avoid digging, raking, or disturbing the ground unnecessarily. This will ...

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