Leaving weeds to take over your garden can lead to a wild and unruly garden. To stop them growing completely out of control, it’s best to try and control them early on – ideally in spring. However, with midsummer approaching, temperatures rising and rain continuing, you may be experiencing a fresh onslaught of weeds in your beds and borders.
Using a hoe also means you can tackle weeds standing up rather than having to get on your hands and knees.
Hoeing over bare areas of soil weekly will help keep on top of annual weeds and prevent them from releasing their seeds.
Make sure you choose a dry day so that the weeds you sever with and die on the surface of the soil.
On a wet day, they can re-root.
Make sure you pull the roots out and use a weed killer afterwards to stop them growing back.
Sometimes, weed infestations need ousting with systemic weed killers.
If you don’t mind using chemicals in your garden, spray or dab the weed killer onto the leaves when it’s not likely to rain.
If you’ve got bindweed, isolate it from other plants by using a bamboo cane.