IF YOU HAVE ONE HOUR TO SPARE
If weeds are popping up faster than you can control them, any hour you can give to discourage them early on is well spent. To see real progress, pick one area and blitz it. Tackle beds with a long-handled hoe to save bending and work fast, leaving small annual weeds on the surface to shrivel. Pull out larger ones and throw them on the compost heap. Perennials need thorough digging – dispose of these in the rubbish bin. Finally, mulch with an 8cm layer of well-rotted manure, leaf mould or bark chippings to retain moisture and deter regrowth.