Asked on Oct 15, 2017

How can I get rid of weeds and insect like ants on my garden?

InetiaHillela G.Grace Merrells
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We tried to buy the commercial ones as advertise on TV but doesn't
work at all. Insects and hard to get weeds are still there.

7 answers
  • Inetia
    on Oct 15, 2017

    Some of the weeds that keep coming back may be germinating seeds. The best way to get rid of weeds is to pull them, roots and all. After that‘s done, covering the ground with a pre-emergent, like Preen, will prevent seed germination. Corn gluten will do the same plus add nitrogen. You can also control weeds with layers of news paper topped with compost or mulch. Soapy water will kill the ants that it touches but you need to find and destroy the nests to eliminate them.
    • Betty Aurellado
      on Oct 16, 2017

      Again thanks for your suggestions. We tried to pull out the roots and
      still they keep on growing especially on summertime. After pulling out
      the weeds together with its roots we spray them with Weed Begone.
      But doesn't solve the problem still they keep on growing.
  • Ebbjdl
    on Oct 15, 2017

    This will take care good both. Start by pouring hot, hot water on weeds and ants. Next, wait for weeds to die, 1-2 days. Hose down the weeds, soak them good, wait about 4-5 hrs. Put your hand as close to the ground as possible, pull the weeds, they'll come up, root and all. The ants are dead already, but check around the house for ant hills. Pour hot water on them.
  • Shelly
    on Oct 15, 2017

    Peppermint oil 5 to 10 drops in a spray bottle. Bottle of pinesol screw in spray nozzle and spray everywhere. The bugs flee away spiders ants, flies, and most things mice etc you will notice peppermint in insecticide on bottles. Insects hate it.
  • Grace Merrells
    on Oct 15, 2017

    have you tried a Roundup wand on the weeds? Ants? They belong in the garden, if they are a problem in the house you may need to get a professional treatment done.
  • Hillela G.
    on Oct 15, 2017

    they hate peppermint oil
  • Hillela G.
    on Oct 15, 2017

    You can use vinegar and boiling water for both :)
  • Inetia
    on Oct 16, 2017

    If they keep coming back then you are not getting all the roots out. The most stubborn weeds have tap roots that may go more than a foot and a half into the ground. Especially if you live in a dry hot area. You have to dig these out to keep them from coming back. When you spray weeds with weed killer you have to make sure there are plenty of leaves on the plant to carry the weed killer into the roots. The other option is to constantly keep the weed chopped off at the ground so that it never grows leaves to feed the root and then it will eventually dry up. This takes continuous watch and immediate action. As soon as you see a new leaf you take it out asap.
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