Mobile Home Garden: Your mobile home is an investment and as such you want to make sure it is kept in the best possible condition. This doesn’t just mean the inside … the outside also matters. Many people don’t even consider their backyard when they buy their mobile home for the first time. But chances are you have started considering what to do with that space now, or you have already started and are experiencing the usual problems people have when planting a garden.
Weeds are an exasperating and frustrating part of running a garden. They seem to come out of nowhere and where there is one, there are a dozen to follow. You could go from having a single small stubborn herb to suddenly passing your garden with buggies, sucking the nutrients your plants need to grow, and creating an eye-catcher.
How do you deal with this green threat? Here are some tips for avoiding weeds in the garden and taking care of them when they manage to creep into the garden of the mobile home.
Weed removal from the garden of the mobile home
The first step in dealing with a weed problem is to take care of what is already there. Pulling them is the most effective way to get them out because yanks the root which, if left, would allow them to grow back. Herbicides can pull some of them, but others will only be cut at ground level. The problem will continue to repeat itself.
Wait until you have watered your garden or there has been significant rain and the soil is moist and soft. If the soil is too hard, you will break them without root when you remove them. If you have harder ground that won’t soften, use a hand shovel or other gardening tool to break through around the grass root. Make sure to wear thick gardening gloves, as many types of weeds can be hard on the skin and even cause rashes or cuts when you pull them.
What do you do with weeds when they are extracted? You can simply throw them, of course, but then what have they ever done well for? You can actually make weeds work by adding them to compost. They will break and feed your garden just like any other plant material.
Another option (high maintenance) is to use cattle to eat weeds. Many will buy chickens or goats to feed weeds in their gardens. However, this also means taking care of animals properly, feeding them, etc. There are benefits like fresh eggs or goat milk, not to mention the appearance of having them as pets. But make sure you are ready for accountability before embarking on this path.
You also need more space. Mobile homes are available in different shapes and sizes and are positioned on all different terrain formats. So if you have a good number of meters, you should be fine. If you only have a small space in the front or rear or in the house, skip the cattle.
The last option is hot. This doesn’t work for the garden itself as it can damage plants or soil and wreak havoc in your backyard. But if you have growing weeks in other places, like through concrete or crawling between the slates of your mobile home, you can burn them. Boil water and pour it over the weeds. It will burn them down to their roots and stop them from growing back if they go through a couple of “treatments”.
Preventing the growth of weeds
If you have taken care of your weed problem or if one hasn’t developed yet, you can prevent the weeds from growing in the first place.
Perhaps the best advice is to paper and mulches your garden. Dig a few centimeters into the ground. Lay down the newspaper so that the whole area is covered. Keep in mind that the newspaper is specifically used for this purpose because it is lighter than most paper and does not weigh down the plants that try to grow. Once the area is covered, lay down a lot of mulch until you can no longer see the newspaper.
In the beginning, the weeds are stronger and may be able to push the newspaper and continue to grow. Another layer of paper and mulch should take care of it and prevent other weeds from growing. This is because you are suffocating them, preventing them from getting the sunlight and oxygen they need.
You can prevent weeds from growing between plants by suffocating them. Just plant the closest things, even if they are different species. You can also grow a flora that dominates the weed among your main plants, such as the golden fleece or the pride of Herman.
Herbicides are never pleasant and can damage the garden of your mobile home, or the insects and animals that help it thrive. You want something that works without killing everything else. Fortunately, you can create your own.
The popular recipe that has been used by gardeners for generations is made with only two ingredients: about four liters of vinegar and about thirty milliliters of dish detergent. Mix the two and cover the weeds … within two days they will be dead and gone.
Some people will also add a cup of salt, but this can be dangerous for your garden. Salt in the soil can prevent growth, especially of the most delicate plants. Think carefully before adding it to your herbicide.
This herbicide has the added bonus of repelling many pests as well. So you’re going to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak.
Protect the garden of your mobile home from annoying weeds!
Work hard on your garden, don’t let the weeds ruin you. Use the above methods for tug suckers, keep them at bay, and maybe stop them from growing and putting your beautiful courtyard at risk.