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A cheap, environmentally friendly way to control weeds

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Posted at 6:07 AM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 08:23:45-04

The summer weeds have officially taken over, going out and diligently pulling them out in the heat never sounded like a great idea and now we're all paying a price.

As we look out though on a jumble of weeds taking up all the plantable real estate we have it can be discouraging to think about getting it all ready for the fall planting season.

There is, however, a very easy way to get all of these plants under control without any kind of chemical sprays or even that much work.

Cardboard.

We've all got some cardboard laying around the house and by simply laying it down on top of those weeds you can help suppress some of that unruly growth.

Keep in mind the plants you do want growing and make sure that they're not getting squished, and then simply throw on some mulch (be that pine needles or leaves) to cover it up.

This helps eliminate the need for chemical weed control which can create unhealthy soil, but also is more cost efficient.

All that cardboard will eventually break down so simply do it again before the spring planting season.

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