Asked on Jun 25, 2017

What can I use to keep the grass and weeds out of the ditch?

Gemma Gemma
by Gemma Gemma
This is a drain ditch that goes across the front of my house at the road. I would like to be able to make the solution my self instead of buying something because it will be very costly since it's a big area. Thank You!

  6 answers
  • Cdgqyr Cdgqyr on Jun 25, 2017

    Can you borrow goats? There are cities in the SF Bay Area that do just that to keep difficult to mow vegetation trimmed and lower the risk of wildfires.

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jun 25, 2017

    This should do it . Mix it up and spray on a sunny day . Let the heat do all the work .

  • If you do not want anything to grow there, spray with full strength vinegar. Easy and cheap!

  • Brenda Brenda on Jun 25, 2017

    I have this recipe for killing poison ivy--so I'm sure it would kill weeds and grass. Take a sprayer--like you would use to mix weed killer in from the store . Mix 3lb. of salt---a gallon of water and 1/4 cup of dish soap---i use dawn. Mix that all up to dilute the salt into the liquid, spray the areas thoroughly on a sunny day--with a forecast of good weather for another day or two---so it doesn't get washed away-----you may want to pull the bigger weeds first---makes it easier to get to all that you want to disappear. Just make sure you don't get any of this on other plant life----or concentrated in an area that you may want to plant anything later----because it will not sustain plant life with it in the soil. Good luck!!

  • Marilyn Zaruba Marilyn Zaruba on Jun 25, 2017

    Is this a city, state or county right of way? Should't they be responsible for the maintenance? If not, is it too steep to just mow? If at all possible I would make it part of the lawn.