Removing weeds by hand is suitable for seedlings, herbaceous weeds and many grasses.
When using this method to control weeds, all root matter should be removed to avoid the plant sprouting again.
If the plant is seeding, either cut off the seed heads or place a bag over them. This should reduce the spread of the seed.
For plants that have long tap roots or bulbs, use a trowel or a long knife to assist with loosening the soil.
Be sure to cover any exposed soil with organic matter to reduce future weed growth.