The denser the "plant carpet," the better suppression of weeds it will provide.
I have just finished a complete overhaul of my oldest garden bed.
After heavy or prolonged rain, we gardeners venture outdoors and revel in how refreshed the plants look and how easily weeds can be extracted from the soil.
Having trouble with bindweed taking over your gardens? Moya explains the best way to get rid of them, on this Focus on Flowers.
The plays of William Shakespeare are abound with allusions to plants and flowers.
We all need allies in the battle against weeds. Luckily, the woodland plant Epimedium helps fight off weeds in the early spring.
A farmer may still refer to asters as weeds. However, the explorers who came to this country about two centuries ago, recognized their horticultural value.
We are surprised and chagrined by the way weeds keep popping up no matter how vigilant we are. But we can also be surprised by the more decorative plants.