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How to Kill Weeds in Beds and Borders

Weeds in beds and borders not only look unsightly, but they also compete with flowers and plants for vital sunlight, food, and water. Learn how to effectively kill weeds in your beds and borders below.


There are several ways to kill weeds in beds and borders:

  1. By Hand: The most traditional and environmentally friendly way to remove weeds. Do this by manually pulling them out by their roots. This is best done when the soil is moist, making it easier to pull out the entire plant, including the root system. It may take some time and effort, but this method can be effective for small to medium-sized weed infestations.
  2. Mulching: Cover the soil around the plants with a layer of mulch. It can help to suppress weed growth by blocking out sunlight and reducing soil moisture. This method is most effective if done in the spring before weed seeds have a chance to germinate. You can use materials such as wood chips, straw, or leaves as mulch. Learn more about how to use mulch
  3. Weedkiller: If hand pulling and mulching is not enough to control the weed population in your beds. You may want to consider using a weedkiller. Some weedkillers can be harmful to non-target plants and wildlife, so it’s important to use them with caution.


What product should I use?

Get rid of weeds easily by spraying with Resolva Xtra Fast Weedkiller. This no-glyphosate formula targets weeds and their roots in just 3 hours. It also biodegrades in the soil and will give you fast and visible results. Keep the weeds in your garden at bay with this fast and effective weedkiller. This formula is available in 1L and 3L ready to use versions as well as a concentrate.

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When the weed is dead carefully dig out the weed by hand using a weeding tool. Be sure to remove all the root structure.

Regularly removing weeds before they have a chance to set seed can help to prevent future infestations. Additionally, maintaining healthy soil and choosing plants that are well-suited to your growing conditions helps to reduce weed growth and promote a healthy garden ecosystem.

Remember, prevention is key to control weed growth in beds and borders. Regularly check and remove any weeds that appear before they get established.

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