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Old 06-26-2022, 05:41 PM
 
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I live in the East Coast, and the part that I live in has gotten 63 days of rain..............I have so many weeds, that has gotten impossible for me to control them. I do not use any chemicals in my garden......

And how about you? Any rain where you live?
Do not get me wrong: I love rain..........but too much of anything is just too much......
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Old 06-26-2022, 07:44 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I let the weeds grow.. then mow them every 2 weeks.. I do not mind having a unique lawn that has different weeds
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Old 06-26-2022, 09:17 PM
 
Location: NC
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If you have tons of weeds but are in an area with lots of rain — Lucky you! If you won’t use safe chemicals, then because the soil is saturated, at least the weeds will be easy to pull up, roots and all. Enjoy!
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Old 06-26-2022, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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I have a pebble driveway and this year especially the weeds are intruding! Since I don't use chemicals (have lots of birds and bunnies around), I have found that vinegar does a decent job. It takes a couple of days to work (don't use if you're expecting rain in the next 24 hrs), but it's effective, at least for several months. I'm thinking of adding some Dawn dish soap to the vinegar next time .

BTW, I punch holes into the cap of the gallon jar (from the inside out) and use the bottle like a watering can I save the cap, so I have it ready for the next time.
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Old 06-27-2022, 12:05 AM
 
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I have a pebble driveway and this year especially the weeds are intruding! Since I don't use chemicals (have lots of birds and bunnies around), I have found that vinegar does a decent job. It takes a couple of days to work (don't use if you're expecting rain in the next 24 hrs), but it's effective, at least for several months. I'm thinking of adding some Dawn dish soap to the vinegar next time .

BTW, I punch holes into the cap of the gallon jar (from the inside out) and use the bottle like a watering can I save the cap, so I have it ready for the next time.
I have cracks in my driveway and walkway and I kill the weeds there with vinegar. I wait for a hot hot day and vinegar them and they fry to a crisp. I put a friend onto this and she adds salt and sprays it on. We have birds and bunnies, too, and frogs and snakes and turtles. So no poison.
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Old 06-27-2022, 03:03 AM
 
Location: NC
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Vinegar is a chemical. It’s mostly acetic acid. Dish soaps are also chemicals. You are applying a lot of chemicals to th soil this way. Just an FYI. Meanwhile, with legitimate weed killers, you apply a very tiny amount of carefully developed and tested chemical that targets the weeds and avoids hurting anything else as long as you use it properly.
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Old 06-27-2022, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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I have a pebble driveway and this year especially the weeds are intruding! Since I don't use chemicals (have lots of birds and bunnies around), I have found that vinegar does a decent job. It takes a couple of days to work (don't use if you're expecting rain in the next 24 hrs), but it's effective, at least for several months. I'm thinking of adding some Dawn dish soap to the vinegar next time .

BTW, I punch holes into the cap of the gallon jar (from the inside out) and use the bottle like a watering can I save the cap, so I have it ready for the next time.
check into applying pre-emergents on a periodic basis to keep the weeds from growing in the first place (doesn't work to prevent Bermuda grass though)
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Old 06-27-2022, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I live in the East Coast, and the part that I live in has gotten 63 days of rain..............I have so many weeds, that has gotten impossible for me to control them. I do not use any chemicals in my garden......

And how about you? Any rain where you live?
Do not get me wrong: I love rain..........but too much of anything is just too much......
Where are the weeds you wanna control?? Lawn, garden beds, walkway, roof?


If you don't want to use chemicals and you are wealthy then just use 1 Gallon White Vinegar, 1 Cup of salt, 1 tablespoon of dish soap and spray away. It will kill anything you spray so heads up
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Old 06-27-2022, 07:50 AM
 
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Just use a hoe. Forget the chemicals.
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Old 06-27-2022, 08:21 AM
 
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I have a pebble driveway and this year especially the weeds are intruding! Since I don't use chemicals (have lots of birds and bunnies around), I have found that vinegar does a decent job. It takes a couple of days to work (don't use if you're expecting rain in the next 24 hrs), but it's effective, at least for several months. I'm thinking of adding some Dawn dish soap to the vinegar next time .

BTW, I punch holes into the cap of the gallon jar (from the inside out) and use the bottle like a watering can I save the cap, so I have it ready for the next time.
Great idea - stealing!!!

I add salt and soap to the vinegar

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Vinegar is a chemical. It’s mostly acetic acid. Dish soaps are also chemicals. You are applying a lot of chemicals to th soil this way. Just an FYI. Meanwhile, with legitimate weed killers, you apply a very tiny amount of carefully developed and tested chemical that targets the weeds and avoids hurting anything else as long as you use it properly.
Last time I said I was minimizing chemicals (when looking for a particular product), I was slapped upside the head with "WATER is a chemical"

So I guess it's more like "which chemicals are you willing to use?"
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