Regular hoeing and hand weeding can control most weeds. Hoeing
is a very effective method of dealing with annual weeds. You should
hoe as soon as you see the weeds surfacing above the soil.
Push your hoe just below the soil level to sever the weeds. Try
to hoe when the ground is dry so weed seeds if brought to the surface
Perennial weeds are best dug up, as they are difficult to control
by other methods. Perennial weeds tend to spread by their creeping
stems or roots and fragments of root. So make sure you dig up all
roots, leave one little slice of root and your weed will be back.
Planting ground covering plants is one way of cutting down the
amount of weeding. But before planting, all perennial weeds need
to be removed. Remember having ground cover doesn't mean you
will always have a weed free area, but it will be easier to maintain
Mulching can suppress annual weeds and conserves soil moisture.
The perennial weeds will still come through the mulch, so need
to be dug out by the roots. You can use well rotted compost ,
grass cuttings as long as the lawn they came from is weed free.
Also use de-composed wood chippings and coconut shells..