What is the best way of getting rid of weed seed in my garden?

Asked December 30, 2019, 12:31 AM EST

What is the best way of getting rid of weed seed in my garden?

Lehigh County Pennsylvania

1 Response

Prevention is almost always preferred to post emergent control but in some cases the spread of seed by birds, animals, and the wind can't always be controlled. However, there are some simple preventive measures such a good mulch that will mitigate weed development. You can also use plastic or newspaper to kill and/or prevent weed development but that takes a little more time and effort. There are also some pre-emergent chemical applications that could be used but It would be best to have additional information. Is your garden flowers, shrubs, or fruits and vegetables or some combination? How closely spaced are the plants? Is there a specific weed or weeds that are constantly recurring? Feel free to respond with additional information if the above suggestions don't apply.