Garden plots- Do i have to take all the dirt out and put new dirt in?

I have 3 garden plots. They are built in boxes. About 2 years ago i put hoarse manure as a furtalizer . The year before i had some much weeds that nothing grew and last year the same. What can i do to get those weeds out? Do i have to take all the dirt out and put new dirt in? Please help and thanks.

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  • Well think about it, what do horses eat? If it were me, I would till it over, add good compost and smother the weeds with newspaper, cardboard or landscape fabric.
  • 1de5066309 1de5066309 on Jan 28, 2018
    Go to your local neighborhood garden center not a big box store. Take a sample of your soil. Most likely it is not balanced. Too much horse manure is too hot.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 28, 2018
    Any Manure must be composted over a period of time....turn the garden over, remove the weeds, add line, peat moss and garden soil.Mix it together ,allow to sit awhile before planting
  • 27524803 27524803 on Jan 28, 2018
    If the horse manure you used was from animals that grazed in an open pasture... you may have brought the weed seeds into the garden.... you may have to replace the soil with new to get rid of them, especially if you let them go to seed rather than pulling them... Most commercial manure fertilizers are treated to eliminate weeds seeds... so use that instead of untreated stuff... Ask your LOCAL nursery... they may have other solutions for you.
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Jan 28, 2018
    I would remove all the soil and replace it with a soilless mix (google the recipe) that should cut down the number of weeds.
  • Mona Mona on Jan 29, 2018
    Thanks everyone for the answer. I will try it.
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