Weeding for an Extreme Newbie
Total total newbie. Spent my life in apartments. Just bought a house. Helpless and ignorant.
Ok. The bed in front of my house is full of weeds. They're getting higher and higher. The neighbors are looking at me funny. I've been told to pull out all the weeds (preferably by the root) and hire a gardening center to come dump mulch (which is easier than estimating number of bags and trying to cart dozens of them home in my Toyota).
1. Once I pull up the weeds, what do I do with them? Can I leave them lying there, to be mulched over? Or do I need to throw them in the woods?
2. Once I pull up the weeds, how long can I wait before mulching over?
3. whenever I try to pull up weeds, I find that about ten percent break off in my hand, leaving the roots. Do I need to shovel out the "stumps" when this happens?
4. Anything else a complete idiot might fail to be aware of?