I am having a bit of a hard time focusing on my work at hand. With so much swirling around on TV and devices, it’s hard. My goodness, it’s enough to make even the most optimistic person a sourpuss.
That is until I go out and sink my hands into the soil or start seeds or pet some transplants. It really is an amazing transformation.
So, today as soon as my indoor work is complete, I’m heading out to the garden. I’ll be finishing up my cool-season veggie planting and doing some chores in my Cool Flowers garden that is ready to burst into bloom. Gardening to the rescue for real!
As I contemplated where to plant my beets and lettuce, I was reminded how important it is for me to plant to prevent weeds. You see, I am a self-confessed poor weeder. Basically, I ignore problem areas. I like to blame it on how busy I am but the truth is, I just push weeding down the chore list, and meantime the weeds grow out of control.
My weed preventing strategy:
These steps are how I keep my garden beautiful. It’s not that I’m a slave to my garden weeding, I just do my best to prevent weeds from getting a foothold. You heard it here— preventing weeds is far more fun than pulling weeds!
Lisa Mason Ziegler is a cut-flower farmer, author, online course producer, and nationally recognized speaker on organic cut-flower farming and gardening.
Founder of The Gardener’s Workshop and Flower Farming School Online . Award-winning Author of Vegetables Love Flowers & Cool Flowers. Connect with Lisa on Facebook and Instagram.