What gets rid of pickers (weeds) in garden?

by Kathy
I dig them out with at least 3-4 inch roots and they keep coming back
  6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 19, 2017

    try smothering them out with newspapers,cardboard,and heavy black plastic

  • Just Retired Just Retired on Jun 19, 2017

    Here's what I would suggest. Cut them down to about an inch. Now go boil some water in a tea kettle. When it is boiling take it outside and pour it on that 1" section that you left of the weed. That boiling water should kill the roots. Just be sure you're not putting any boiling water at the roots of other plants or it will kill those as well. With a tea kettle's small spout you should be able to get the boiling water just where you need it.

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Jun 19, 2017

    Spray them with vinegar or boiling water. Keep on it and they will go away. Here is an article that might be helpful - https://www.houselogic.com/by-room/yard-patio/how-to-get-rid-of-weeds-naturally/ - good luck

  • Mary Coakley Mary Coakley on Jun 20, 2017

    Do not know picker weeds however it seems not enough to get rid of only some roots you have to get rid of all roots not sure if its your front/back garden but I use pieces of old carpet they kill all weeds but do look unsightly perhaps the winter is best time to do this when growth is dying back Janets idea of black plastic can work too just slower.

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 20, 2017

    In addition to the picking, try boiling water and vinegar! Good luck!

  • 1 gallon white vinegar and 1 cup Epsom salt and 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap Combine ingredients in

    spray bottle and treat weeds at the hottest time of day for best results.