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How to Kill Weeds

How to Keep Weeds at Bay:

1.  Add more mulch. Many weed seeds need light to germinate, so keeping weeds in the dark is the fastest and easiest way to control them.

2.  Add more plants. Plant fast-growing annuals with large leaves in weedy spots. As they grow, they’ll shade out their competition. Ask a Garden Center associate for the plants that are right for your region.

3.  Hand-pull weeds. This can be the safest option when space is tight and more aggressive methods might damage garden plants.

4.  Spot treat with an herbicide as a last resort. Not only can it drip onto plants you want and kill them, but it can also harm bees and other beneficial insects. Follow all label directions, wear gloves and never spray when it’s windy.