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You Can Use Vinegar To Kill Weeds - Here Are Some More Helpful Gardening Tips

Many gardeners are holed up in their home this winter, dreaming of spring and all the gardening glory it brings. One thing gardeners don't think about so much is weeds - until they become a problem. Here are a few tips you can plan to use when you get your garden ready for spring planting.

If you find there are weeds in your flower beds or vegetable patches when spring has finally sprung, you can easily get rid of them right away by pouring some boiling hot water over them. The water won't hurt the soil, but it will usually kill the growth. Pull the weeds and toss them, but if you miss any the hot water should take care of them.

When you start planting, don't forget to mulch. Mulch can prevent weeds from growing by blocking sunlight. Even if you don't have mulch, surround your seedlings with layers of wet newspaper. Not only will this prevent weeds from growing, but it will also break down and help feed the soil nutrients.

If you do find some spots where weeds like to sprout, dump some cornmeal on them. Again, this will not add any harmful chemicals to the soil, but it will discourage weeds. Just make sure you don't dump it over the seeds that you planted, or they'll fail to germinate.

By taking a weed-proof approach at the beginning of the year, you can make it a lot easier on your back as your plants begin to bloom.

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