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Old 09-29-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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We recently had a baby and had very little time to keep up with our garden in our backyard. We have a bricked-in section of our backyard that has a couple of bushes and flower beds, and right now the whole section is swarming with weeds, I mean itís pretty ridiculous how bad it is. Very high weeds. And I honestly want to keep the couple bushes but rip everything else out of the ground. What is the best time to do this? Now? Or when winter hits a little more so the cold starts killing the weeds? (Iím in south jersey suburbs). Or will the ground be too cold by then?
And how do I prevent the weeds from returning?

Any thoughts on this?

Thank you!
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Old 09-29-2015, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Are you the guy? It will help you reduce stress to go and tackle this now. But do it safely. Dangers include being poked in the eye, knee or groin with sticks, getting stung by venomous insects and poison ivy.

I'd recommend rubber boots or wellies, googgles, gloves and some sort of heavy overalls that cover your legs and arms. Cotton so it breathes. Then go to town! Make a compost heap someplace and throw those evil weeds on it. Rip them out by the roots. It may take a while, but it is do-able.

If you leave them there, they'll just come back next year. Once you've cleared the soil, edge and put down a nice thick layer of mulch. Congrats on the baby. Best of luck.
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:20 AM
 
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ahhh thank you for the tips! I'll be sure to dress for the occasion hah. I was planning on tackling the weeds this weekend, but with the huricaine coming, it may have to wait until next. Thanks again.
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:30 AM
 
Location: NC
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The hurricaine rains will certainly loosen the roots! Make it much easier for you to tackle the varmits.
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