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lawn weed killer Answered

I was wondering if anyone knows of a homemade weed killer that will not harm the surrounding grass.

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vegagitator (author)2008-04-13

I've heard boiling water works, can't remember where though and I've never tried it.

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Tool Using Animal (author)2008-04-13

As I tell the neighboors "Those aren't weeds, they're butterfly plants that serve to increase the local biodiversity and provide a green corridor for the endemic wildlife." For the really nasty weeds, it's cheaper in the long run to get a bottle of roundup and spot treat..

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Goodhart (author)2008-04-12

although this will kill a small circle of grass, it tends to come back. What is needed is to kill the entire root system. I took "rock salt" (the type for melting snow) and using about a teaspoon of it, forced it into the dirt right beside the weed's root. Then, I watered it very slowly. This if done correctly will seep pretty much straight downward and the weed would die. I used this method on thistles because I loved to run barefooted when i was younger. A circle of grass the size of a soft ball would sometimes turn brown, but the grass, being sorter rooted, would come back. The weed, especially if it rained in the next 48 hours, would die off.

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caitlinsdad (author)2008-04-12

Vinegar in a spray bottle with pinpoint stream spray will only treat single weeds. I usually buy a sack of lawn fertilizer/weed control for the rest of my small lawn. The trick is to apply it now before the growing season starts (they call it pre-emergence treatment).

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