Weeding - where do I start getting rid of this?

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Should I start pulling out by hand and then add weedkiller?
But then the weedkiller won't be hitting leaves - which makes it a silly idea?

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Don't pull it. Smother instead . . .

1) Trim it down, and leave the material in place.
2) Throw down a layer of compost or manure.
3) Water in.
4) Cover completely with cardboard, newspaper.
5) Water in.
6) Cover with a few inches of mulch.
7) Water in.
8) Dig holes, and put in your new plants.
 
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@lifegardener Thanks for the reply
I've got black material to cover
I was planning to get rid of the weeds and cover and then have plant boxes
You think I should keep them there for food for other plants?
If they're kept there, won't they sprout up in future? (Does that sound a dumb thing to say? LOL)
 
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@lifegardener Thanks for the reply
I've got black material to cover
I was planning to get rid of the weeds and cover and then have plant boxes
You think I should keep them there for food for other plants?
If they're kept there, won't they sprout up in future? (Does that sound a dumb thing to say? LOL)
Works fine. Provided you cover the area well with cardboard/newspaper - little to nothing comes through. Have used this technique over and over to create a beautiful base for planting.
 

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