Asked on Jun 15, 2019

How can I kill very stubborn and prickly weeds?

LindaHolly Bertone | Pink FortitudeHuntress


I've tried all the sprays at Home Depot lava granules hot water vinegar everything and no matter what they come growing up better than any grass I have I live in South Carolina these things are awful that prickly they're weeds and they kill me when I pull them out how can I kill them effectively

5 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jun 15, 2019

    Have you tried Round up?

  • Huntress
    on Jun 15, 2019

    Sounds like wild blackberry. They are horrible and spread by underground risomes everywhere. The only thing I found that works that isn't poison like roundup is solarizing. I had them so bad I had to cover my spaces in heavy black roofing plastic . I use pinestra w or mulch over it and left it that way because nothing, I mean nothing kills it unless you use poison which will kill you and then that BlackBerry will come back ! I just uncovered a few of the areas I covered 2 and 3 years ago and I'm working on grass in these areas, but I still see an occasional small piece lol up and I pull it out by the root. I live in S.C. Also. Every other course I took failed within weeks, including burning it 😤

  • Linda
    on Jun 16, 2019

    Thank you you just describing it to a T. I appreciate it so much I am going to try doing what you said and see what happens the trouble is my one neighbor has it in the back of his fence and he is letting it grow free ad it's coming into my fence as well but I'll just keep on chopping that down in front again thank you and covering it like you said

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  • Linda
    on Jun 30, 2019

    All the answers with great I've been using hot water with decent results I don't like chemicals so I learned the hard way that you have to use boiling hot water just not hot water and really soak the area then I put cardboard on and put a covering over that of mulch

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