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Tip of the Week: Weeding out Weeds

Posted on August 22 2016

Tip of the Week: Weeding out Weeds
Hey there all of you Garden of Eden fans out there and welcome to our latest edition of “Tip of the Week,” where we provide all of you some tips and tricks to keep your indoor flowers and outdoor gardens looking spectacular all the year through! This week, we're giving you advice on how to get through a necessary chore that most gardeners are not a fan of: weeding. For the average gardener, weeding can be a great annoyance, and can cause quite the strain on muscles, fingers, and mental sanity.  Sitting there for hours on end, picking away at little annoying sprouts that don't want to come out can wear down a person in just a short hour.  While weeding may be unavoidable, there are a few things you can do to make it more enjoyable. One of the biggest tips that we can offer when weeding is to weed when the soil is wet.  Wet soil allows for the root system to pull out easy, which is essential to proper weeding.  Going out there with a bucket during a drought period is just going to make the experience miserable for both you and the weed, so at the very least soften up the area with a hose before going to town. Another helpful weeding tip we have is to shift positions after 15-20 minutes of weeding to avoid over-straining one area of your body.  So, if you are a kneel-er when weeding, try sitting on a bucket for a little while, and then going back to kneeling.  This change of pace will not only keep your muscles fresh, but also your mind, giving you the energy you need to finish the task. If you're faced with a bunch of weeds, know that you have two hands in your possession.  Learn how to use them.  With enough practice, you can weed with both your hands at the same time, effectively cutting down your workload into half.  Practice makes perfect, and as a gardener, you are bound to have plenty of practice. Weeding may not be the most enjoyable thing for a gardener, but with the right mindset and a few easy tips, you can easily bear through the commonly unbearable task. For more gardening tips and tricks, be sure to check back to our blog every Monday for another Tip of the Week!

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