08 Plants That Help Keep Weeds Out of Your Garden
Ground Cover Plants:
Plants like Creeping Thyme, Creeping Jenny, or Carpet Bugleweed form dense mats that cover the soil and prevent weed growth by blocking sunlight.
Planting perennial flowers or plants with dense foliage can create a natural barrier against weeds. Examples include Daylilies, Hostas
Mulberry Weed Suppressors:
Mulch with organic materials such as wood chips, straw, or shredded leaves. This helps smother weed
Edible Ground Cover
Utilize edible ground covers like Strawberries or Mint. They not only help suppress weeds but also provide a functional and attractive ground cover.
Planting cover crops like Buckwheat, Clover, or Alfalfa during the off-season can prevent weed growth, improve soil health,
Certain plants have allelopathic properties, meaning they release chemicals that inhibit the growth of other plants.
Densely Planted Vegetables:
Planting vegetables closely together in raised beds or containers can create a canopy that shades the soil,
Planting native species that are well-adapted to your region can outcompete weeds due to their ability to thrive in the local environment.