Recent cold weather has kept many of us inside, giving the weeds in the garden a chance to run amok.
The latest Workshop poll asks how you get the upper hand in your garden battleground: how do you usually get rid of those pesky weeds?
Do you get down on your knees and yank them out by hand? Do you apply a commercial weed killer? Or do you use a tried-and-tested technique handed down from previous generations such as boiling water?
The poll can be found on the front page underneath the Join the discussion icons. Please add your vote. I also encourage community members to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various weed-killing strategies by replying to the conversation below.
Don't forget the crucial role of mulch in keeping weeds at bay. In addition to helping your plants by keeping moisture in and adding nutrients to the soil, mulch acts a little like a blanket and can stop sunlight from reaching weed seeds. Of course, you can take this further and use a weed mat, just cutting holes into it wherever you want to plant.
@Gezza87 Poisons and boiling water should be avoided on your lawn as they will kill your grass.
Grab a weeding tool and pull as many as you can out. Make sure you get the roots as well. If its a really big area then just do little sections at a time over the next week or two. It shouldn't take too long to get on top of them.
Then the really important part is to feed your lawn. A healthy lawn will do better than the weeds. @Adam_W recently shared some great tips here - https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Gardening/How-to-improve-your-lawn-this-Spring/m-p/13998
Good luck and let us know how you go.