How can you kill these weeds?


I cleared the grass and used landscaping fabric before I put down the pebbles and larger rocks. These keep growing over it all..any suggestions on how to get rid of them?

q how can you kill these weeds
q how can you kill these weeds
  14 answers
  • Christina Ellzey Christina Ellzey on Aug 12, 2018

    That looks like purslane, you can eat it! Seriously, it is an edible. As long as you haven’t treated it with anything you can add it to a salad. It spreads by seed, so if you keep pulling it before it blooms you will get rid of it. Have you tried vinegar? That should work too! Good luck!

    • MelB MelB on Aug 13, 2018

      Wow, I did not know it was edible, but I have dogs, so that’s a no for me. Thank you for the info and I will try the white vinegar good?

  • Erin Erin on Aug 12, 2018

    Vinegar every few days until they’re DEAD! DEAD! DEAD!

  • Julie Ludwig Julie Ludwig on Aug 12, 2018

    old fashioned way but we use to use just plain old table salt....dont get it on your grass though....

  • William William on Aug 13, 2018

    One cup of vinegar, one cup of salt, to one gallon water in a garden sprayer. Saturate the weeds with the mixture. Make sure no rain for at least four days. The object is to get down to the roots.

    • MelB MelB on Aug 13, 2018

      Ok, this sounds very thorough and I like it! I just have to wait for rain to pass and get sun for a few days in a row. Thanks. 😄

  • Sca4116745 Sca4116745 on Aug 13, 2018

    Vinegar or roundup

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    • Erin Erin on Aug 13, 2018

      I’ve tried Roundup. It didn’t do as well as vinegar.

  • 1401470 1401470 on Aug 13, 2018

    Vinegar or boiling water will dry and kill them out. When I did my walk path I laid a thick layer of mulch down first and so far it's pretty sweet.

    • MelB MelB on Aug 13, 2018

      Ok, guess I should have used landscape fabric and then mulch. I have mulch too, but hate to uproot all my work. Thanks.

  • Stupid Stupid on Aug 13, 2018

    I use rock salt (which can be purchased year round as water softening salt) in a large bag at the hardware store. Works really well with large rock areas, which I also have. Great on gravel driveways, too, just don't get it on the lawn or use it on other areas where there are plants.

    • MelB MelB on Aug 13, 2018

      I have only used rock salt when I lived in Illinois. Guess it can be used for more than melting ice. Thanks.

  • Judith Judith on Aug 13, 2018

    I did the same thing as you did but instead of using landscape cloth........I used packing bubble sheets. I recently moved and had large pieces of the bubble I used it. Been 2 months now and no weeds have popped through.

    • MelB MelB on Aug 13, 2018

      Wow, I could have used the bubble wrap. I have plenty of bubble wrap too. Thanks.

  • Marc Erick Marc Erick on Aug 13, 2018

    Hi. My go to weed killer is 1/4c salt, 2tbsp dish soap, 1 c vinegar to a gallon of water in a spray bottle for two days. Works every time for me and last for a long time. It will kill grass, though. I absolutely love it for the cracks in my walk way and around the base of my deck. I hope this helps! And good luck getting rid of those pesky weeds!😊

  • Athena Burrus Athena Burrus on Aug 13, 2018

    If it were not for the dogs, I would say eat it! But.... When I can, I always pour the boiling water from the canner on the weeds around my back steps. That boiling vinegared water will even kill canadian thistle. Thistle will eventaully rear its ugly head again from the superdeep roots but this little plant will not.

  • Oliva Oliva on Feb 08, 2019

    Weeds tend to grow better in acidic soil, so if you neutralize the area with liquid lime, it should kill the purslane.

  • Chaz Chaz on Feb 08, 2019

    The history goes way back on these weeds they are actually a medicine purslane plant and people have eaten these with their meals in different ways. to better their health believe it or not. but yes they can take over an area. Health Benefits of Purslane. This wonderful green leafy vegetable is very low in calories (just 16 kcal/100g) and fats; nonetheless, it is rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Fresh leaves contain surprisingly more omega-3 fatty acids (α-linolenic acid) than any other leafy vegetable plant. Maybe good but I have not tried them? Just something to know.Warning there are different types this one is good Purslane. Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) Purslane is native to India and Persia and has spread throughout the world as an edible plant and as a weed. ... Purslane has fleshy succulent leaves and stems with yellow flowers. They look like baby jade plants.

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