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Organic Weed Control


Who doesn't have weed problems? There are some things that can be done to prevent weed problems before they get overwhelming without resorting to typical yard chemicals.
Certain types of weeds can indicate problems with your soil which if corrected may eliminate or reduce those types of weeds. Visit http://oregonbd.org/Class/weeds.htm
Pre-emergent (prevents germination of seeds): corn gluten meal, sold
Hens&Chicks - groundcover for sun
Hens&Chicks - groundcover for sun
Winged Weeder, Sprayer, Weed Hound
Winged Weeder, Sprayer, Weed Hound

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3 questions
  • Haymur
    on Feb 18, 2019

    Doesnt corn meal attract rodents?

    • Renee
      on Feb 19, 2019

      No. Spread it, water it in just like you would do with grass seed

    • Renee
      on Feb 19, 2019

      sorry corn gluten meal ( buy online), not what you buy at grocery store.

    • Beuna T
      on Feb 19, 2019

      In the many years I have used corn gluten meal it has never attracted rodents

  • Mary Muckle
    on Feb 18, 2019

    I have totally perannials, how can I kill the weeds without killing the plants?

    • Renee
      on Feb 19, 2019

      This doesn't kill weeds it stops them from sprouting. Use heavy around your grown plants or nex transplants to stop new growth.

    • Beuna T
      on Feb 19, 2019

      Corn gluten meal does not harm existing plants. In fact, in provides some nitrogen. For control of existing weeds use other methods for weed control mentioned in this article. Do not use any sprays mentioned in the article because you will kill everything.

  • Annmarie
    on Feb 18, 2019

    Doesn't anyone mention the fact that birds eat the cormeal?

    • Renee
      on Feb 19, 2019

      Birds eat cornmeal, grass seed, and bugs. If you have kids, use natural not chemicals

      Really, cornmeal stops seeds from sprouting. Any seed. So use in wood mulch and areas you don't want plants from seed. Use early and late in season, after spreading water in....plan for the birds and use extra so you don't get mad (they can't go to the grocery store)

    • Beuna T
      on Feb 19, 2019

      In the many years I have used corn gluten meal whether the birds ate any or not there was still plenty left to help with weed control.

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  • Ellen
    on Jun 1, 2016

    Since you only have rocks there now, I'd try soaking Horticultural (20% strength) vinegar on the rose shoots.

  • Renee
    on Feb 18, 2019

    As soon as you see the sprouts come up cut or pull them out. They will stop sprouting soon.

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