During the summer months, keeping your garden free of those pesky weeds may feel like an impossible task, especially here in Charlottesville, Virginia. Story House Real Estate’s Listing Partner, Madison is providing you with all the tips and tricks to help reduce the weeds in your garden. Keep reading for some Tips on Reducing Weeds in Your Garden to keep your yard looking fresh all season long!
Tips on reducing weeds in your garden:
- Cover the soil along rows and between plants with mulch.
- Make sure to keep all weeds away from young plants.
- Plant your plants closely together to leave less room for weed growth.
- Have soil weed-free before planting.
- Make sure you do not let any of the weeds go to seed.
- Keep the edges of your yard mowed short to lessen the invasion of weeds onto your property and into your garden.
In addition, try to avoid allowing weeds to grow. Dandelions, though beloved for their wish-granting abilities, can be invasive and problematic, and can threaten to lower your curb appeal, something that’s essential to selling your home. To save time and trouble, consider spraying pre-emergent herbicides to keep the weeds at bay.
Finally, and perhaps the most important tip of all, make sure to reward yourself with a tall glass of lemonade or iced tea to celebrate all your hard yard work, you’ve earned it! Timberlake’s Drug Store has fantastic homemade lemonade that will serve as the perfect reward. If iced tea is more your style, Baggby’s Gourmet Sandwiches, also in Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, has freshly brewed sweet tea that is the perfect complement to a hard day working on the lawn.
Gardening in Virginia is such a rewarding hobby that allows you to, quite literally, enjoy the fruits of your labor. Our Listing Partner Madison enjoys tending to her garden in her spare time, and even made her own homemade pizza for one of her recipes of the week! Pictured below, Madison created this wood-fired pizza recipe, adorned with fresh tomatoes and basil grown right in her garden. We’re in love with the heart-shaped crust and the brightness of the basil combined with the creaminess of the mozzarella creates a beautifully balanced palate of flavors.
We hope you enjoyed these Tips on Reducing Weeds in Your Garden! If you need any references to local certified vendors or want to chat with a member of our team for gardening advice, give us a call!