NATIONAL WEED YOUR GARDEN DAY – June 13th 2016


National Weed Your Garden Day June 13

NATIONAL WEED YOUR GARDEN DAY

National Weed Your Garden Day is observed annually on June 13.  This day is set aside for all gardeners to take an extra 5 or 10 minutes while weeding their gardens.

One of the best gardening tips is to stay in control of your garden. Weeds grow fast, very fast, and can soon become overwhelming.  If you stay on top of them, it is much easier to maintain your garden.  Weeding 5 or 10 minutes each day will make the job seem bearable. It might even be enjoyable. This way you will be in control, and the weeds will not!!

Excessive and unwanted weeds will crowd out plant roots and steal the nutrients that are needed for the plants to grow nice and healthy.

Helpful tips on reducing weeds in your garden:

  • Cover the soil along rows and between plants with mulch.
  • Make sure to keep all weeds away from young plants.
  • It is okay to plant your plants closely together to leave less room for weed growth.
  • Have soil weed-free before planting.
  • Make sure you do not let any of the weeds go to seed.
  • Keep the edges of your yard mowed low to lessen the invasion of weeds onto your property and into your garden.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalWeedYourGardenDay to post on social media.

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