Video: An Easy Way To Get Rid Of Weeds
Weeds in a summer cottage do more harm than diseases and pests combined. They dry up the soil, take away food and light from cultivated plants, release toxic substances into the ground, and pathogenic microorganisms and pests find shelter in weeds.
Getting rid of weeds at a summer cottage is not so easy. They are extremely fertile, their seeds are carried by the wind, water, on animal hair, clothing, shoes, keeping germinating capacity from 3 to 70 years. Many perennial weeds are easily renewed from a small piece of rhizome or offspring.
But there are ways to get rid of weeds. The simplest and most affordable is to use black non-woven covering material, which allows water and air to pass through, but does not let light through.
Lay the material on the ground in the place where you need it (garden bed, flower garden, etc.) and make cross-shaped cuts in it in those places under which the plants you need will be. They will break through the cuts into the light, and the weeds will be under the material. In the absence of light, the forces of the weeds will be exhausted, they will not be able to overcome this obstacle and will die.
On top of the material, if it is a flower garden, for example, you can pour chopped pine bark. With its help, you will give the flower garden a more decorative look. Now you know how you can get rid of weeds in your summer cottage.