How to ‘successfully’ kill garden weeds with easy ‘hacks’ – including using newspaper


Knowing how to get rid of weeds can help gardeners keep their outdoor spaces in tip top condition. There are several methods to help get rid of weeds for good, including using newspaper which stops the weeds receiving light. Chris Bonnett, founder of GardeningExpress.co.uk, told Express.co.uk: “Tackling weeds can be a tricky and galling task but luckily you can do it naturally and with very low costs.

“The cheapest way is to weed regularly, but there are also budget-friendly and effective hacks that every gardener should know.”

The expert recommended mulching.

Chris said it is a great way to “deter” weeds as it creates a barrier to light.

He explained: “There are also commercial products available such as membrane, whilst you can also use bark chippings.”

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GardeningExpress.co.uk also shared the top gardening jobs to be doing throughout July to maintain the garden.

To help the garden flourish, Chris said gardeners should keep watering their plants.

However, if it rains, gardeners should adjust their watering schedule accordingly.

Chris said: “It’s important to keep your plants hydrated during warm weather.

“However, you also want to avoid overwatering them which could lead to long-term damage.”

Last minute fruits including strawberries, raspberries and cherries can also be planted in July.



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