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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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Protecting Your Newly Planted Vegetable Garden from Weed Growth

by Amelia Sutton

If you are thinking about trying your hand at planting a garden this upcoming warm season, you are likely excited about the prospect of having fresh vegetables to harvest after growth is noticed. One difficulty planters deal with is the never-ending care in removing weeds from garden areas throughout the growing season. Here are some tips to help keep weeds from overtaking your garden completely.

Check Your Garden Constantly

A vegetable garden needs constant attention to ensure all plants grow as they should. If you forget to check on your garden for even one day, fast-growing weeds can show up around your plants. For this reason, it is extremely important to take the time to look at your garden daily. This involves walking up and down garden rows, looking for small sprouts of weeds that pop up around your seedlings and vegetable plants. If the leaves of an emerging plant do not match the leaves of vegetable plants nearby, chances are it belongs to a weed and will need removal so it does not steal water and soil nutrients from plants you are trying to grow.

Know the Weeds in Your Area

Research the weeds local to your area so you know what they look like. Many gardening books and online sites will offer information instructing new growers on what types of weeds to be aware of when planting specific vegetables. Seed packets may also provide you with this information. In addition to weeds, it is wise to know what types of pests also cause distress to vegetables. If weeds are noticed, use a pulling tool by inserting the tip into the soil so it is positioned directly around the root area of the growing weed. Lift each weed from the ground gently so you do not disturb the roots of your vegetable plants.

Consider Contacting a Professional For Assistance

If you are unable to keep on top of weed control tactics on your own, or if you had tried actions that just haven't seemed to work in their entirety, contacting a professional can help. A weed control service sends a worker to your property to check out the condition of your garden, including the number and types of weeds present. They will then use traditional methods to remove weeds as necessary. This includes hand-picking, removal with proper tools, and the use of weed and pest control agents if needed. If you have a preference to forgo chemicals, be sure to alert the service so they use green methods for weed control.