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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    January 18, 2011
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    The acid in the vinegar is what kills the plant more than anything. If it is a tough plant, it may take several applications. I would apply it every few days until they are dead. If there are no plants in that area that you wish to save, I would recommend boiling water. Pouring this on the plants will kill them instantly.

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    Nikki on
    March 4, 2011
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    Not necessarily. Many will only produce additional suckers below the cut. Pulling or digging them up is often just as easy and all of the roots will be obtained this way. This article will provide additional information to help you will this: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/weed-trees.htm

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    Nikki on
    March 7, 2011
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    Yes, the acid in the vinegar helps to kill weeds, but be careful, it will affect any plant it is used on.

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    Nikki on
    March 24, 2011
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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.

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    Nikki on
    April 3, 2011
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    You can try Round-up with a spray shield to direct the spray. This site will explain how to make a spray shield:
    http://www.thisgardenisillegal.com/2006/05/how-to-make-soda-bottle-weed-killer.html

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    Nikki on
    April 4, 2011
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    Vinegar poses no ill effects to the soil. Therefore, there is no need to do anything other than prepare the area for planting, which should be amended with organic matter if at all possible. Also, research the plants that thrive in your area and choose these types of plants or at least those with similar growing requirements.

    These articles should also help:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/native-plant-environments.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/gardening-with-native-plants.htm

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    Nikki on
    April 5, 2011
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    Generally, the best way to get rid of chickweed is through manual pulling or the use of an herbicide. The following article can help:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/weeds/how-to-kill-chickweed-best-way-to-kill-chickweed.htm

    For a more earth-friendly approach, you could try some of the tips in this article: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/homemade-pet-friendly-weed-killer.htm

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