Weed Control

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  1. Killing Grass With Vinegar
  2. Preventing Weeds in Soil
  3. weed trees
  4. Orange Gel and Highly Acidic Vinegar
  5. Removing Quackgrass or Couchgrass
  6. Getting Rid of Goat Head Sticker Grass and Other Weeds/Grasses
  7. Chickweed
Asked by Anonymous on January 18, 2011
Killing Grass With Vinegar

My backyard has five feet of land which is full of grass. Recently I used vinegar on the grass per your tips on your website. The problem is that I don’t get enough sunlight in my backyard. Will the vinegar still kill the grass? How often do I need to spray the grass with vinegar?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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Asked by Anonymous on February 26, 2011
Preventing Weeds in Soil

I have a planting bed that had lots of weeds – especially after a new load of cypress chips were put down. I removed the existing liriope and visible weeds. Now there is soil and chips. I want to put in new plants. How can I treat the soil to discourage future weeds? How long before new plants can go in? I’m in Cocoa Beach, FL.

Asked by jjclove on March 4, 2011
Weed Trees

I was told most weed trees will die if I cut down below the crown as long as they are young enough to get my pruners around them. Is this true?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/weed-trees.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on March 4, 2011
Orange Gel and Highly Acidic Vinegar

Does orange gel and highly acidic vinegar help to kill weeds?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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Asked by Anonymous on March 21, 2011
Removing Quackgrass or Couchgrass

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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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Unfortunately not. You will need to hand pull them to eliminate them organically.

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Asked by Anonymous on March 24, 2011
Getting Rid of Goat Head Sticker Grass and Other Weeds/Grasses

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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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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Asked by Anonymous on April 2, 2011
Chickweed

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

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Chickweed Control, Weed Shot and Weed-B-Gon will kill chickweed. This article should also help: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/weeds/how-to-kill-chickweed-best-way-to-kill-chickweed.htm

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