Laura Keenan
Laura Keenan
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  • Garner, NC
Asked on Jul 15, 2018

How to get rid of crabgrass/weeds out of gardens, flower beds ?

KateSusan Dorville
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  • Kate
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Old-Fashioned style - gloves and a trowel. Or best - a chair in the shade with a cold drink while supervising your kids.

    • Laura Keenan
      on Jul 15, 2018

      My child is grown, but I have arthritis and chronic Lyme and this heat is 95, feels like 105, very humid, yuck. Not much shade unfortunately. Thanks.

  • Susan Dorville
    on Jul 15, 2018

    normally, you have to wait till around the middle of

    February and apply a crabgrass deterrent before they germinate. Otherwise, you are just creating more work for yourself.

    • Laura Keenan
      on Jul 15, 2018

      But can you put that in th egraden beds with roses, evergreens and perennials and bulbs? I have a lot of weeds now after clearing it all out in February, March and April! Ugh, exhausting!

  • Susan Dorville
    on Jul 15, 2018

    I am pretty sure you can as it affects only the crabgrass particularly if it is being it produces growth/seeds. It does not affect surrounding grass when applied to lawns. Good luck

  • Kate
    on Jul 16, 2018

    Then on a serious note, there are suggestions of spraying a vinegar solution on the plants you don't want - Make a shield out of a waxed paper plate so you only hit what you want to die. Pour boiling water on the plants to kill them off. Contact a local high school - there are kids looking for projects for extra credits on their school records to make their college apps look good. Contact your local senior center - there may be swaps you can do - bake cookies/food or make items in exchange for yard labor. Take care of yourself.

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