It’s terrible to admit to being a gardening failure when you’re a farmer! But for several years it was the same story. But I’ve hit on a few things that really helped us get it back under control the last couple years, and most of them are pretty frugal.
One of them is to use brown paper bags from the grocery store as a weed barrier. Simple, effective, frugal–actually FREE.
How to use paper bags as a frugal weed barrier in the garden.