No matter how thoroughly you clean out your soil before planting, weeds will eventually find a way to invade your garden. There are a few things you can do to prevent weeds from growing and to control the weeds that manage to grow anyway.

The old-fashioned method of pulling the weeds out by hand is preferable to some people because it does not involve chemicals. If you prefer to prevent the weeds from growing in the first place, the tips in this section offer some ideas about barriers to discourage weed growth. Additionally, there is information about using an herbicide.

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   Getting Rid of Weeds
Weeds are a huge hassle while gardening. They can be almost impossible to get rid of, and will certainly lead to a lot of work. If you do not plan on growing anything where the weeds are, use RoundUp or salt to kill everything. If you will plant things, try laying down plastic or newspaper around your plants to kill the new, unwanted growth.

   What is Nonselect Herbicide?
If you have ever spent any time working on your lawn and looking around the local nurseries, you have come across the term nonselect herbicide. But what is nonselect herbicide? Keep reading to find out more.

   When to Use Non-select Herbicide
Nonselective herbicides are a very powerful, and potentially dangerous, gardening tool that you easily use incorrectly and cause some damage that you don't want. However, learning when to use non-select herbicide properly can go a long way to reducing those potential problems.


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