You can take thick sections of newspaper..
and after you're done weeding...lay the newspaper down, I try to wet it all up first,
then I lay a layer of compost down...
*only cause I have a ton of..*
but, after awhile, if you get enough compost down,
it's sooooooooooooooooooooo easy to weed
because the dirt is soooooo nice, and pliable and even if the roots get deep, they're soooooo much easier to pull out...
*I love to weed
in the rainy overcast days
or after a good rain, they pull out soooooo easy then*