Frustrated with the weeds in my garden, I decided to explore organic methods of weed control. Scotts MossEx is an excellent choice for eliminating moss from lawns and providing nutrients to prevent it from returning. Moss is a small, flowerless plant that is often used in peat and is highly valued for its decorative purposes, but it can be an unwelcome sight on lawns. A layer of mulch, as suggested in Tip 4, can help to keep weeds at bay, but it may not be enough in areas where weeds are particularly abundant or where the weed seed bank contains a large number of seeds. Within three months of tilling part of a former coastal Bermuda grass field in Washington County and planting my first fall garden, I was already losing the battle against the weeds.
Organic herbicides sprays contain harsh acids, so it is important to follow all instructions on the label and wear eye protection to avoid getting droplets in your eyes. Annual and biennial herbs can be grown by planting the seeds directly in the garden or by sowing them indoors and then transplanting them to the garden. According to an experiment, a single application of CGM reduced broadleaf weeds from 9.69 g in the control block to 1.2 g in the other blocks. Contact Organics' fast-acting, eco-friendly weed and vegetation control originated in Australia and is now available in the US market. I personally enjoy having clovers, violets, and Speedwell on my lawn as they are great sources of nectar for pollinators, so I never worry about trying to remove them.
Herbs can also be used for ornamental purposes in flower beds, borders, rock gardens or corner plantations. My row garden is located in an old coastal field and I have found that a combination of hay and newspaper does a great job of keeping weeds out of my paths. If you are looking for organic weed control products specifically designed for growing herbs in Travis County, Texas, then Contact Organics is a great option.