Ok. It's time to go to war with chickweed. If we get it under control in the next two weeks, the rest of the summer will be smooth sailing.
I scrape broad swaths of soil with a flat hoe and remove the resulting weeds and soil to my compost pile. close to my plants, I just use my fingers to pick weeds. Afterwards, I mulch with grass clippings.
Does anybody have suggestions for removing broad swaths of weeds away from the plants? I feel like there is probably a better tool than my flat hoe. I think I might try a serrated trowel that I use for spreading construction adhesive. I'm thinking that the serrations might do a better job of grabbing the weeds but leaving the soil.
Any other ideas?