Pull Those Weeds and Put Out the fresh Mulch

By
Home Builder with PEP source

It's that time again.

The weather is warm and the trees and flowers are blooming. Spring is definitely here and so are those pesky weeds.

It is time to get rid of those weeds. Sometimes it is good to put them instead of just spraying them out with a product like Roundup. When you pull the weeds, you get rid of the seeds.  If you leave the seeds then you will just have more weeds, so get rid of the weeds and their seeds. then put out some fresh mulch and your yard will be as beautiful as the blooming trees and flowers.

Comments (6)

Jean Terry
Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg, SC

I really hate those weeds.

Mar 31, 2009 12:53 PM
Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA
Builder

I use artificial pine straw.  It costs a little more, but lasts much longer and after a couple of years you can flip it over and it looks new again.

Apr 02, 2009 08:35 AM
Morris Childs
PEP source - Spartanburg, SC

Jean: You can't hate them as much as I hate them.

Apr 02, 2009 04:46 PM
Morris Childs
PEP source - Spartanburg, SC

Jerrill: I have never heard of artificial pine straw. Does it really last for a couple of years. We usually have to re-mulch yearly. I would be interested to know more about this product,

Apr 02, 2009 04:48 PM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Pine straw, artificial or otherwise, works great. Just check out a pine forest or under the pine trees in anyone's yard. You'll never find weeds.

Also, you can prepare the ground with a pre-emergent weed killer and then put mulch on it. The best mulch to use is the smallest size possible, to a depth of at least two inches, more if you want to do without remulching for a couple of years. The more mulch you use initially, the longer you can go without remulching.

Apr 05, 2009 06:49 AM
Morris Childs
PEP source - Spartanburg, SC

Jim: We get the mulch free from a friend of ours and we typically put out a fresh coating every spring and fall to freshed up the yard. We do put out the pre-emergent weed killer, but have found that for those few weeds that pop up, it is better to pull them before they have time to drop any seeds. Thanks for your comments.

Apr 09, 2009 05:02 PM