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Australian Plants for Adelaide Gardens - Weeding

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Weeds competing for moisture and nutrients often look out of place among natives and should be removed.

The most effective and safest method of removing weeds is by hand pulling. Mulches greatly assist by repressing weed growth and enabling easy removal by hand.

Digging around plants can damage the root systems of native plants and in some cases, be fatal. Cultivation also tends to spread weeds, particularly those of a bulbous nature.

Chemical herbicides can be effective if particular care is taken and they are used at recommended strengths. They are best used to remove troublesome weeds prior to planting out the area with desired plants.