How do I get rid of weeds?


Since our winter gave us more rain than usual this year, my yard is blooming with weeds. How do I get rid of them without the squat and pull method?

  6 answers
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Mar 11, 2019

    Hello, Do you wish to establish weed control using home remedies or purchased chemical ones?

    There are many natural household type of ways to eliminate your weeds, these very helpful links from Hometalk are a great resource.

    Best wishes on your war with weeds-Happy gardening!

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Mar 11, 2019

    Unfortunately, you’re looking at applying chemical weed killers.

    I pull out the obvious ones, like the poppies & daisies and transplant a few of them to moderate success. The violets I ignore and the dandelions I pull their blooms off when I’m not squatting & digging with a dandelion spade.

  • Oliva Oliva on Mar 11, 2019

    Liming your soil should raise your pH. Weeds tend to grow more in acidic soils.

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    • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Mar 22, 2019

      It is not that pH isn’t important to plants and microbes. For the most part, we’re happy to have it be between 6 and 7 to have the healthiest plants.

      Knowing the pH value, however, doesn’t help us much with soil management decisions, and it certainly shouldn’t be used to determine how much lime to add to the soil. pH is the result of the elements in our soil, not the cause. “It is usually several years before a lime application has a measurable effect on soil pH, especially in the subsurface,”

  • Beth Beth on Mar 12, 2019

    White vinegar works on many weeds. Or you can get gardeners vinegar at a local garden store, it is stronger than standard white vinegar.

  • Linda Nicholson Linda Nicholson on Mar 22, 2019

    Get a sprayer one gallon size with sprayer . Pour 1 gallon vinegar, 1 cup salt, squirt of dishwasher liquid into sprayer . Shake lightly to mix . Spray weeds, and they will die. This is s all natural no harm to animals.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Mar 22, 2019

    really matters what exactly you mean by yard? the weed control that is best suited for one area won't be for another Lawn,ornamental garden,veggie garden,patio,pavers-cement,gravel???