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Fighting Backyard Weeds

Here are a few tips for getting rid of those backyard weeds:

1. Water deep and infrequently- If you water every day and with a light spray, the water is not going deep enough into the ground and weeds can germinate.  Make sure you give your lawn a good soak!  Lawns should have around 1" of water per week.  

2. Hand weeding- Try to pull the weeds when they are young (before they seed and flower).  This will prevent them from spreading.

3. MULCH!- This keeps soil cool where the weeds cannot reach light to grow.

4. Spacing- Plant closeness is key because it blocks sunlight and kicks out weeds by shading the soil in between plants.  Make sure not to plant them too close- follow the spacing recommendations.  

Would any of our members like to share what has worked for them?

 

 

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JerseyGardener

Re: Fighting Backyard Weeds

Vinegar is a natural herbicide that you can spray on weeds!

2012-08-07T17:42:25.000Z

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burpee

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 If the infestation is not bad pull it out by hand before it goes to seed. Then replant with grass seed, if you have a healthy thick lawn there is less opportunity for the crabgrass to grow.

2012-08-07T06:09:20.000Z

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zafooo

Re: Fighting Backyard Weeds

Is there any natural way to tackle crabgrass??

2012-08-06T19:50:33.000Z

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zafooo

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What does "vinegar" have to do with controlling weeds? before you enter the forum you're asked to vote and one of the options are vinegar........why??

2012-08-04T20:14:39.000Z

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zafooo

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if you have established grass you can spray weed killer.

2012-08-02T16:24:43.000Z

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NewYorkMillet

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Hi Burpee,


I have weeds growing throughout my yard. How do I kill them without killing the grass as well? Is the only solution to pull them out?

2012-08-02T15:29:49.000Z

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zafooo

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I put cardboard down  between my veg. plants, but i would like to know, can this dry them out ?

2012-08-02T14:00:32.000Z

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