Continue Weeding

Make sure you dig up weeds before they flower and set seed. The easiest way to do this is to hoe between permanent plants when the weeds are still small. Hand weed around the emerging shoots of bulbs and herbaceous plants to prevent damage. Established perennial weeds, such as dandelion and dock need to be removed complete with their carrot-like tap-root. If digging is impractical, such as between groundcover plants, you could spot treat them with a glyphosate-based weedkiller such as a wipe-on chemical weeder or a ready-to-use spray

Tools required

hoe , garden gloves , or a spot weedkiller

Skill rating

easy,/p>