Posted: 15/12/2012 at 12:22
Hello King of golf, I'll never call you a bad person killer because you sometimes use chemical pest control and weed.
I wanted only, perhaps, that you seek out a small piece of your garden, to try out an organic method. Not more and not less.Maybe you only think about my following tip.
Are you clearing up a wild weedy patch. It's tempting to use weed killer. But to stay organic you need to consider the alternatives to weed killer. So here's some information about reclaiming those wild plots that have been taken over by perennial weeds and trees. There's actually a range of organic weed controls here for you to use.
Of course you will need to balance the size of the job with the number of hands you have to work and the time you have. Sometimes it can be a daunting task. But weed killer can beexpensive, especially on larger areas. And of course - weed killers arepoisonous.
There are two approaches if your ground is going to take some time to clear.Do smaller manageable pieces: Keep at it, give yourself a pat on the back when a piece is done - you'lleventually get there.
A fast trackmechanised approach: Perhaps you want to use a garden tiller to break in a new plot.
Weed Barriers And Sheet Mulch : First you need to remove any debris from the site - building rubble and rubbish. Then cut the weeds down to the ground.
Choose from:a scythe –orshears –or a powerful enough rotary mower – a sharp spade ( because densely weedy ground is often dry, roots snag a fork & tap rooted weeds e.g. docks & thistles, are best dug up whole) to help you get this job done.Now lay down over all a light excluding barrier such as P.V.C. sheeting, or one of several porous light excluding mulches.
Weed barriers may need to be left in place for 6 months to 3 years. After that they should be removed so that your ground can be improved organically. But weed barriers willlook good whenyou:cover the barrier with ornamental mulch, plant through the weed barrier, or you can even grow on top of the sheet by using containers or, edging the surround and covering with compost. The weed barrier is a temporary solution and you will look forward to laying out and cultivating permanent beds for your flowers, vegetables and herbs.
Best organic greetings, ThaiGer
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