Weed Control

Weeding


Anonymous added on April 20, 2011 | Answered

I have approximately a 20 square foot yard area of stubborn weeds and wondered if removing the topsoil and replacing it would be a better option than using chemicals. I have tried using sodium chlorate and they just grow back. What are your thoughts?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 21, 2011

If they are broad leaf weeds, you can use a broad leaf specific herbicide to help eliminate them. But if they are grass like weeds, you may not have any choice but to either hand weed or consider re-seeding the lawn.

It sounds like though that you may have some underlying issues that are contributing to the loss of the desirable grass. Often when weeds set in like that, there is something about the soil keeping the desired grass from growing healthy and then giving the weeds an opportunity to get a hold.

You may find these articles helpful:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lgen/what-the-weeds-in-your-lawn-are-telling-you.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/soil-types-and-weeds.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lgen/tips-for-improving-the-lawn-and-reducing-maintenance.htm

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