Weed Control - Removal and Eradication
Control of invasive weeds in the garden can be a difficult task, an understanding of identification and weed removal techniques for the home garden can be of great assistance to the gardener. Weeds are the most common garden pest, one years seeding means seven years weeding.
Weed removal techniques for the home garden.
One essential factor in weed controlis to prevent seeding. If seeds are allowed to set in any one year they can remain viable in the soil for many years, so consider the old saying "One years seeding means seven years weeding".
At the very least never allow weeds to flower and set seeds.
Weed Control Methods
WEED IDENTIFICATION and ERADICATION
How weeds spread.
Weeds spread by seed, seed is easily dispersed by the wind, or by birds. Burrs, bulblets and roots are other methods.
Weeds may be annuals, biennials or perennials.
NON CHEMICAL CONTROL
Selective weed killers taget different weeds, such as bindi and clover, or broad leaf weeds.
Systemic weed killers will kill just about anything they come into contact with.