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Get rid of weeds


How do you get rid of weeds?

There are a range of methods to kill and or remove weeds. Some people decide to spray with poison - other spray weeds with salt water, which is better for the environment.

Others simply cut them back each time - or remove them by hand.

How do you get rid of weeds?

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Depends on the weed. Basic garden weeds I pull by hand, and weeds around path edges have boiling water poured on them! If you have a steamer they work even better.
Insidious nasties still get the roundup!
I'd never heard of the boiling water trick! Might try that in the future - wearing shoes of course...
I would recommend not using roundup. It's a rather eco-toxic substance and will do much more damage than good, especially when it reaches the water table. Please do not support the product.
by atlea
I do it purely in the good, ol' fashioned (and sometimes back-ache inducing) way of taking them out by hand after giving the soil a good soaking to ease the roots out more efficiently. I would certainly advice everyone NOT to utilize weedicides, they only end up in waterways and do much more damage than good.

I hope this helps. :-)
I try and pull out weeds when I can. If they're in difficult to reach places, I'll just keep pulling on the leaves until they're just sick and tired of getting harassed all of the time. As long as I get them before they flower, then I'm happy!
It depends on the weed and where it is. I also pour boiling water on weeds in paths and other hard paved areas but my brother once poured a kettleful on a dandelion in the middle of his lawn and managed to kill off more grass than weed..... idiot!
Dandelions in the lawn here get salt sprinkled directly into the middle, if they are in flower beds then they are dug up though their roots are so long it takes several goes to finally kill them off.
Most other weeds I just pull up as and when I spot them. I don't use any kind of chemical weedkiller as I have a cat and a small boy and worry about them ingesting it.
I don't use poisons for the same reasons. We animals that frequent most of the garden and it would just be terrible if they were affected by a spray. And the fact that we collect eggs from them means we would also worry about our own health.
I tackle weeds by inspecting my grounds regularly and pulling weeds up from the root. I specially look out for young weeds.
Some I pull out, some I zap.
I remove all my weeds by hand. I always have. Hadnít even thought about doing it any other way!
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