What are the best ways to prevent weeds in my garden?

  • Placing a thick layer of mulch around the newly planted plants greatly reduces the opportunity for weeds to grow.
  • If you choose, you can cover the surface of the soil you intend to plant with landscape fabric before you plant. Simply poke holes  and plant directly through the fabric. Water and oxygen can penetrate the fabric, but weeds can't grow through the barrier. Cover the landscape fabric with a layer of mulch.
  • Encourage plants to grow to full size by fertilizing. Wait until you begin to see new growth before adding the first application of fertilizer. Established plants will shade the surface of the soil and choke weeds before they can become established.

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Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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