|I had some major weed issues this last garden season!|
There are several ways to eliminate weeds. I used two of them this summer by mulching and physically pulling the weeds, and another was inadvertently added to my garden with the manure, herbicide. While herbicides have their place, in general, their use is not preferential in a home garden since it can harm your plants and can collect in the produce we then eat. A forth method of weed control is called soil solarization. This method uses the energy of the sun to super heat the soil and cook any weeds and seeds present. It is this method that I am experimenting with this fall and coming spring.
I found this University of California site on Soil Solarization for Gardens and Landscaping to be very complete and helpful as I researched what I wanted to do. Check it out if you are looking for more detailed and complete information on soil solarization.
Happy Gardening! :)