Asked on Aug 5, 2019

How can I uproot weeds so they don't grow back?

Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAVimarhonorKathy DeStafino
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How to kill weeds longterm and how to keep the garden from growing so quickly.

8 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    Kelli L. Milligan
    on Aug 5, 2019

    Concrete it over. Not much, mother nature's in control. You need to weed weekly, some so it daily. Mulch and use landscape fabric. Keep it cut back. Never ending.

  • Johnavallance82
    Johnavallance82
    on Aug 5, 2019

    Hi,

    Had you thought of using Artificial Grass. You would have the look but not the weeds - so much!

  • Lynn Sorrell
    Lynn Sorrell
    on Aug 5, 2019

    if you don't want to work in your garden yard hire someone to do it or get rid of it all together always spraying anything like manmade chemicals or some DIY concoction just wrecks the soil in area,kills much needed insects and water table in your area.

  • Kathy DeStafino
    Kathy DeStafino
    on Aug 5, 2019

    2 cups white vinegar

    ¼ cup salt

    Squirt of dawn

    Mix in a spray bottle. If you have a larger area, you can mix in a garden sprayer with larger quantities. Use when it will not be raining for a few hours so that it isn’t washed away.

  • Vimarhonor
    Vimarhonor
    on Aug 5, 2019

    Hello. Its an on going war and not a one time solution sadly.


    Management

    Cultural control in ornamental beds

    Prevent going to seed; hand pulls easily. Do not compost plants with seed heads.

    In Lawns

    • Cultural Practices
    • Maintain healthy, dense turf that can compete and prevent weed establishment.
    • Mechanical Management
    • Hand pulling or using an appropriate weeding tool are the primary means of mechanical weed control in lawns. This is a viable option at the beginning of an infestation and on young weeds. Hand pulling when the soil is moist makes the task easier. Weeds with tap roots like dandelions or have a basal rosette (leaves clustered close to the ground) like plantain are easier to pull than weeds such as Bermudagrass (wiregrass) or creeping Charlie (ground ivy) that spread with stolons or creeping stems that root along the ground.

    • Chemical Prevention/Treatment in Lawns
    • Herbicides should be used as a last resort because of the potential risks to people, animals, and the environment. Be aware of these precautions first.
    • Use a granular (apply with a spreader), selective, preemergent herbicide. Apply a preemergent without nitrogen fertilizer. Look for the active ingredient: Prodiamine (Barricade) or other preemergents labeled for crabgrass control. Apply in early spring (March) before it germinates. It germinates earlier than crabgrass so to prevent J. stiltgrass the preemergent needs to be applied a couple of weeks earlier than for crabgrass prevention.
    • Rainfall or irrigation is required to dissolve the herbicide which is then absorbed into the upper portion of the soil and forms a barrier which kills weed seedlings. Preemergent grass herbicides have residual activity that lasts for several weeks after application. High temperatures and rainfall will decrease the length of time they remain at sufficient concentration to be effective.

    • Tips for application:
    • If planning soil disturbance, such as aeration, do it before application.Apply prior to seed germination which begins, in early spring a couple of weeks before crabgrass seeds germinate.Water after application, according to label.A second application may be possible, usually 6-8 weeks later (see product label).Consult label for specific waiting period between application and overseeding.


  • Weeds are a fact of life. Spread by wind, wildlife and people. You will never be rid of them. Mother nature rules. I weed every day year round. 2 kettles of boiling water works like magic.

  • Weeds are a fact of life. Spread by wind, wildlife and people. You will never be rid of them. Mother nature rules. I weed every day year round. 2 kettles of boiling water works like magic.

  • Weeds are a fact of life. Spread by wind, wildlife and people. You will never be rid of them. Mother nature rules. I weed every day year round. 2 kettles of boiling water works like magic.

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