Tag Archive | weeding

Spring In The Garden

We’ve had enough winter. If you’re like most gardeners and lawnophiles, you’re getting antsy to get out and get your hands dirty. That’s fine, but don’t push it. Don’t try to work in mud. After the snow melts, wait for the soil to firm up enough to support you when you step on it. Take […]

How Aggressive Are You In Your War On Weeds?

Weeds have always been the gardener’s nemesis. But, what is a weed? The most common definition is that a weed is a plant growing where you don’t want it. The late J. C. Raulston, for whom the arboretum at North Carolina State University is named, defined weeds as any plant having to deal with unhappy […]

Controlling Weeds

Throughout history, weeds have been the bane of all gardeners. They take up valuable real estate and spread aggressively, “stealing” the water and nutrients intended for your desirable plants. But wait. Which plants are weeds and which are desirable? It depends on your viewpoint. It’s difficult to classify a weed. There is no “Weedus” genus […]