Weeds can quickly take over the garden as seeds are spread through birds and animals. This can be a huge annoyance for gardeners who have spent hours of hard work in the garden. Forking out on expensive products can also be irritating, which is why one gardening expert has shared how gardeners can get rid of weeds at “zero cost”.
William Mitchel of Sutton Manor Nursery explained: “The cheapest way to get rid of weeds is to simply pull them out or dig them up.
“This will come at zero cost and is surprisingly effective.
“Normally the weed will not grow back once removed, however, if it does you know that you have a persistent root that needs a more drastic removal process.”
To weed successfully by hand, gardeners may need to use a hand fork or trowel.
The idea is to poke holes in the lawn and soil to allow vital nutrients, water, sunlight and oxygen to sink in.
William also warned gardeners to “avoid” watering weeds.
He said: “Watering weeds is a very easy mistake to make as you are watering the other plants in your garden.
“Watering weeds can be detrimental to your garden as they fight with the surrounding plants for the important water, sunlight and nutrients in the soil.
“If they are not welcomed in that area, do not water them.”