Killing Weeds…Naturally

Don’t Let the Weeds Get You Down!

2014-04-24 19.07.08     As we outlined in the MAY section of our Lawn Club Handbook (Lawn Club eBook), this is the month that your grass should really begin to look great. After fertilizing 4-6 weeks ago (you did fertilize, right?), and the recent rain and the upcoming sunny days, will really get it going. But that will also promote the many types of warm season weeds to sprout also. That’s our next battle. In the Handbook in the May section, you will see examples of the “good”, the “bad” and the “ugly”. Unfortunately there are some ugly lawns beginning to appear. Make sure you get out this weekend to take care of the weeds that have started, or will begin shortly.

spring weeds 4Besides the formal methods to kill the weeds (Weed-B-Gone, Round-Up, etc.), I thought I would mentioned a few more natural (no chemicals) ways to eradicate them around sidewalks and driveways. Here are three that I found:

1) SALT  Spread salt on the your driveway and sidewalk cracks to kill the weeds. But be careful where you put it, since it will also sterilize the ground for several years!

2) BOILING WATER   Pour boiling water on them to safely kill weeds.

3) BY HAND   If you don’t have many weeds, it might be simply easier to just pull them out. Make sure you get as much of the root that you can. I usually just pull the isolated ones as I cut the grass.

2014-04-24 19.27.18Do the complete job!

Nothing is more unsightly than leaving leftover cut grass in the street or sidewalk! Please help to maintain our neighborhood 2014-04-24 19.24.17curb appeal by blowing/sweeping this back on to your lawn. Not only will if make things look much better, but it will actually help to fertilize your lawn with clippings (one of the main reasons for mulching mowers).

Reminder: One more round of fertilizer before Memorial Day. See the Lawn Club eBook  for details.

That’s it for now.  The sun is coming out and the lawn needs cut (after it dries out, of course)   😉




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