4. Keep walking-rows weed free: The weeds in those walking rows will transplant themselves into your garden beds, so it's extra important to keep walking rows free of weeds. You can cover walking rows with black plastic, with stones or gravel, or with straw. Just make sure that your ten minutes of weeding time per day includes walking rows.
5. Plant cover crops: Jim and Mary say that planting cover crops in the fall prevents spring and summer weeds. Why? As I said, bare soil is an invitation for weeds to take root. Cover crops sharply reduce the amount of bare soil in your garden. They also form a buffer between the garden bed and any weed seeds that might fall on it. Cover crops do double duty as fertilizers for the garden, and also can act as an ecologically-friendly alternative to grass lawns.
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Chaya Kurtz writes for Networx.com.View original post.