General Weed Control Advice
Weeds can be loosely defined as plants that are growing in the wrong place. Many weeds can be easily controlled and do little more than cause a nuisance to a gardener or landholder.
Here are some methods for controlling weeds:
Use of a Stirrup Hoe - The best method for controlling weeds is to use a stirrup hoe to cultivate the ground at least once a week. It doesn't take much time to go out and work your hoe down each row, and by doing this, no weeds can grow because seedlings are uprooted or cut off before they have a chance.
Use of a Pitchfork - By using a pitchfork in a new and/or large bed with little or no existing plants, you will be able to get most of the roots of long rooted weeds.
Vinegar or Boiling Water - If you spot a weed growing in the sidewalk cracks of your sidewalk or in your driveway, try pouring boiling water or vinegar over them.
Mulch - Use lots of mulch. As long as mulch is applied thick enough to keep sunlight from reaching the soil, it will keep new weeds from sprouting.
Hand Picking – The best way to control weed is to hand pick them. Try to pick them before they flower to prevent them from going to seed and seeding themselves all over the yard. Also, be sure to get all the roots; as the weed will more than likely be back in a couple of weeks.