The experts added: “But remember, the presence of weed killer in the soil afterwards will mean you won’t be able to grow any plants for a long while afterwards.
“If you’re worried about handling toxic substances yourself, hire a professional gardener to do the work for you.”
According to the experts, clear plastic can be used to kill garden weeds as it increases the temperature of the soil underneath, which can kill weed seeds and roots.
They said: “That said, the result won’t be as good as using black plastic. Clear plastic will still allow light to reach the weeds, whereas black plastic will both increase the soil temperature and block out the light – a double whammy for killing weeds.”