The unwanted plants that grow in flower/plant beds are called weeds. The process of removal of such unwanted plants is called weeding. It has to be done regularly. The advantages of weeding are:
• The weeds compete with the actual plants for space, nutrients and water. The removal of these unwanted plants provides an ample amount of nutrients and water to the crops.
• It increases the fertility of the soil.
• A weeded area will aid in better penetration of the sun and the wind beneath the soil.
• Due to better penetration of the wind and the sun, it reduces the number of diseases and also helps in controlling pests.
• It loosens the soil, which helps with the penetration of water to the roots of the cultivated plant.