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vegetable patch-just push the hoe through the soil it to keep it open. It is a sign of poor drainage and compacted soil though.
lawnmowerWatering plantsHow to hoe effectively
Regularly remove weeds by hand or use a hoe if conditions are dryMaintain mowers and check garden machinery is in good working order and ready for the season aheadLook out for compost bargains at garden centres so you'll have all you need for spring sowing
Does anyone have a cure/way of getting rid of land cress in my garden. We must have had loads of seeds blown in, either last year or maybe recently. Do you mean hairy bittercress? If you do mean hairy bittercress, then I find that hoeing, with a
i'm looking for a cheap reliable good quality tool make that sells a range of tools from a hoe to bypass pruners. any help would be valued Wolf-garten. Not cheap, they have a multiclick system whereby
not much point really-it is just a matter of keeping on top of it-hoe ,pull out and so-on I think this is a case where good old-fashioned hand weeding is the best option! Just don't leave it long enough to let it seed. Budgies love it, by the way!
Plant tagetes with your tomatoes, to act as companion flowers which deter pests Scoop out floating pond weed and algae from poolsHoe bare soil and hand weed beds weekly to prevent weeds from establishing and setting seedPut soft tops on the tips
Pick dead flower-heads off rhododendrons and azaleasHoe borders to keep down weeds, or treat with weedkillerScoop floating weed out of garden ponds with a netFeed lawns with a liquid or granular lawn fertiliserTrim hedges like privet and Lonicera
levels in garden pondsFeed bedding plants with high-potash fertiliser to keep them bloomingWeed flower beds, pulling them up by hand or hoeing bare areas on a hot dayScoop floating weed from ponds with a net
Winter prune apple treesPrune away stems of autumn-fruiting raspberries at soil levelPrepare sites to plant new fruit trees and bushes, by improving soil with lots of organic matterHoe bare areas to remove weed seedlingsUse straw to prevent soil