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I absolutely adore flower gardens. Whenever I want to relax and view nature in one of its most beautiful forms, I sit in or near a flower garden. Smelling the aromatic fragrances of roses always instantly improves my mood. Do you have a flower garden on your property? If you don’t currently have a flower garden, consider starting one this summer. If your knowledge about flowers is limited, visiting a local home and garden center is a great idea. An expert at this kind of business establishment can help you pick the varieties of flowers that grow best in your part of the country. On this blog, I hope you will discover the easiest types of flowers to grow in a backyard flower garden. Enjoy!


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Tips To Control And Manage Weeds Within Your Yard's Landscaping

by Amelia Sutton

As a homeowner, you know the importance of keeping your lawn and yard in good condition with regular maintenance. From collecting the leaves that fall from the trees in autumn to cleaning up debris left over from winter in the springtime, there is always something to handle. During the summer months, weeds can be a big issue in your yard, including in your landscaping beds and within your lawn. There are ways you can control weeds and manage their growth to improve the appearance of your entire yard and boost the health of your vegetation as a result. Here are some tips to help you control weeds and manage their removal for a great looking property.

Recycle to Use Your Newspapers

When weeds begin to sprout up along the pathways in your vegetable garden or along the soil areas between your shrubbery, you can use a simple and effective method to smother them. With the use of newspapers, you can recycle them and create a durable barrier that will last all season. 

Soak your newspapers overnight to fully saturate the layers, then spread them down onto the soil using multiple layers of newspaper to cover the soil. When the newspaper dries, it will create a hard crust that will stay put onto the soil and smother out weed growth effectively.

Add Attractive Mulch

Another way to fight your weed growth is to lay down a covering of mulch, such as wood chips, bark, recycled rubber mulch, or pea gravel. This type of layer will make it difficult for weed seeds to reach the soil and germinate, but if they do germinate within the mulch layer, they are quite easy to pull from the site. The layer of mulch will also help hold in moisture within your soil to boost the health of your vegetation.

Use Chemical Treatments

The more weeds that grow in your landscaping will take nutrients within the soil from your landscape vegetation, so it not only visually benefits your landscaping to remove the weeds but also improves the health of your plants. So, implementing a chemical herbicide to control weed growth is helpful, especially when the weeds have grown out of control and are physically taking over your soil. 

A chemical weed killer is great for killing aggressive growth weeds, such as morning glory, quickweed, and nettle. Take care that you don't apply a broad-spectrum herbicide onto your landscape plants as it will kill them also.

For more information on how to stop weed growth, consider contacting your local weed control services.