Fight Weeds, For Free!


Caitlin EthridgeNow that garden season is in full swing and we have everything planted, it’s time to kick back and relax, right?


Here’s where the real work begins, weeding all the rows we’ve planted! In order to stay ahead, we have to spend some time weeding every single evening.

pulling weeds

Even though I have a great helper, pulling weeds gets old pretty quickly. So this year we decided to try some alternative methods to keep them under control. Our first project was to put cardboard down between our rows. We got it all from our local grocery store and had the help of some high-school agriculture students to break down and place the boxes.

putting down cardboard with help

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find a builder, remodeler and ask to be called when they put vinyl siding on a house. The boxes are about 8 ft long and cut in half is the width of many of our rows. Wider or thinner needed? It's easy to fill in with sections that long. We've put grass clippings on top to keep in place. Only caveat, sometimes they are a little slippery when wet

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