Weeds can be the bane of a gardener’s life. As the growing season gets into full swing, weeds can become a huge problem, often growing faster than your ornamental plants, fruits and vegetables. Unless you regularly hoe annual weeds, hand-weed problem areas and prepare soil thoroughly, you’re going to be overwhelmed the minute your back is turned.
Commercially available weedkillers usually contain glyphosate, a controversial chemical linked to several cancer cases in the United States. While glyphosate is unlikely to be used in sufficient quantities at as to cause harm for the home gardener, you may want to avoid using it.