What’s up guys it’s Chester with big Lakes lawn care. Today I’m gonna give you a few points on how to keep your beds weed free. This is a question we get asked all the time, and I figured I’d give you a few pointers on how you can do it by yourself. The first step to having a weed free bed is to mulch it. If you put down mulch, it prevents the seeds from the weeds from germinating so they’re constantly fighting for water moisture air. If you cover them up with mulch, the acidity in the mulch prevents them from germinating and also prevents them from getting sunlight, so that’s a first step. It’s never really a bad time to add mulch to your flowerbeds.
The second approach is to weed them. This is kind of an obvious one, but it’s important, and it’s much easier to do if you just weed them a little bit every day. It’s like a habit, it’s like anything else you want to improve upon. If you just practice or work on it a little bit at a time, over time you’ll see dramatic results. This is true for weeds because every weed you pull, can’t produce seeds that will generate more weeds. So you do 10 minutes at night after work or whatever, you will see over time that your beds are weed free and they stay weed free because you get on top of it.
Point number three is that when you do pull the weeds out of your beds get them away from the beds. Do not leave them near or don’t throw them out of the lawn and hit them with the lawnmower. Get them in a bag preferably plastic and get them away from the beds because if you don’t, they’ll just throw all their seeds out back into the bed. So it’s not enough to just pull the weed you got to dispose of it, you got to get it away from your property.
The fourth and final point I want to make about having a weed free flower bed. Is that when you’re watering your plants, just water the plants. Don’t broadcast water over the whole bed because you’re just given moisture to these ungerminated seeds that are lying dormant beneath the mulch. So weed the flowers not . . sorry,. Water the flowers, not the beds, and you will see dramatic results there. Especially if you combine all four of these points I just made. Your beds will be gorgeous, weed free, and they’ll require minimum amount of work from you.
So hope that helps, have a good day!