GARDEN WEEDS | ERADICATE THEM WITH RAISED BEDS
So, not only can you recycle some cardboard, you can also use up some of that compost heap (just buy in bags of soil if you're starting afresh).
I have been amazed at how MUCH EASIER it is - if only I'd known this years ago. Now I get to water and garden instead of constantly pulling out weeds. Okay...truth....I was a little bad and my first compost wasn't so well rotted, and that meant it came with some weeds and bulbs I have to periodically remove.
With raised beds, there's minimal maintenance. I haven't built mine particularly strongly; the wood will rot after 3/4 years and then I'll replace them. The compost will naturally sink over time as you grow veggies, so simply top up between rotations with fresh, enriched soil from the compost heap!
I know it might sounds too good to be true but I'm utterly astounded by the lack of weeding I need to do. And when I DO need to weed, they come out so easily!
Have you used raised beds? How have you found them?