Green Thumbs At It Again

September 14, 2015

On Saturday, Sausalito Beautiful’s Green Thumbs were seen at Tiffany Park, finishing their first phase of garden restoration, namely weeding.

The weeding focused on the southern most section of the park, bordering the homes on Bridgeway. The Green Thumbs do not use herbicides and instead, dig up the weeds with their trowels, dandelion forks and spades. Hand-weeding is particularly important to prevent infestations of a variety of weeds because they are difficult to manage once they have invaded. Some of these weeds include Bermudagrass, Creeping woodsorrel, Dallisgrass, Dandelion, Spotted spurge, and Yellow nutsedge.

Hand-weeding tips include regularly removing weeds to greatly reduce the number of annual weeds in your landscape and removal while weeds are still young and before they set seed. Remove the entire weed, including the root, rhizome, or other underground plant parts such as tubers or bulbs.