1. What Pet Friendly Method Should I Use to Clear Grass Along a Chain Link Fenc

Asked by vknorr55 - March 11, 2011

I have moved to a home with an established yard surrounded by a chain link fence and two dogs. I want to create a bed along the fence in an area the dogs seem to ignore for my hybrid iris collection. I previously would have used Roundup, but my partner will not allow it around the dogs. Salt or vinegar were suggested by I am afraid these will affect the soil composition prior to replanting. How can I clear the grass short of digging it out?

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  • Boiling water. It is as effective as Roundup in killing weeds and has no lasting effect on the soil. Just boil some water and pour it on the plants you want to kill. Be aware though, just like Roundup, boiling water will kill any plant material it touches.

2. Removing Quackgrass or Couchgrass

Asked by Anonymous - March 21, 2011

Is there an organic recipe to get rid of quackgrass or couchgrass that will not kill my flower bulbs and rose bushes?

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3. Pet Friendly Grass Killer

Asked by Anonymous - March 21, 2011

Would like to know if there is a safe grass killer to use around fence lines in yard.

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4. Getting Rid of Goat Head Sticker Grass and Other Weeds/Grasses

Asked by Anonymous - March 24, 2011

Is there a spray I can use to rid a play area of goat head sticker grass and other weeds/grasses, including killing the seeds?

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  • Round-up is pretty all inclusive when it comes to killing every part of a plant. If you are looking for something more organic, boiled water will do the same. But be aware, both of these will kill any plant that it comes in contact with.

5. Flowering Weeds

Asked by Anonymous - March 24, 2011

Flowering weeds are overtaking my nice garden (curbside view) and it looks terrible. They come back every year. They are tall and have small yellow flowers. Is there a product I can put on them to kill these weeds and not my plants. They are even growning into my bird of paradise.

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6. Chickweed

Asked by Anonymous - April 2, 2011

Can you recommend a product from Lowe’s or Home Depot that will effectively get rid of Chickweed?

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7. Killing Lawn With Vinegar

Asked by Anonymous - April 3, 2011

I love the suggestion of using vinegar to kill grass. I would like to put native plants in (I live in the NW) when the grass has died and been cleared away. Will the soil support these plants? If so, what needs to be done to the area prior to planting?

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