Accurate plant identification and understanding the lifecycle of the plant are essential when it comes to weed management.
Woody and vining weeds
Basic tips for weed control
- Minimize soil disturbance. Digging and cultivating brings weed seeds to the surface. When exposed to light the seeds will germinate.
- Cover bare soil with groundcovers or mulch. Bare soil is an invitation for weeds to move in.
- Do not let weeds flower and go to seed. At a minimum, cut them back or use a string trimmer.
- Pull weeds when the soil is moist. This will make the job easier!