I would prefer to just dig out the weeds one by one but these are tough
weeds with long fat roots. Every time I pull one I also uproot the fragile
new grass planted along with it. New grass will never win out against
these fat bullies.
I was hoping for something to carefully inject into each one to kill only
that weed and give the new grass a fighting chance. Suggestions?
For tough weeds as you describe, I have used Roundup with great success.
If it is in or too close to desirable grass/plants to spray it, just
put some Roundup in a cup and brush it on the weed you want to get rid
of. Some weeds, esp. those with waxy leaves, may require more than one
application but I haven't found a weed that Roundup won't kill.
Farmers did a version of this as well. A farmer would have a
20-30' long piece of 4" PVC with the ends capped. Inside would be
Roundup and it'd be fastened to the drag links of the tractor. He
would have screw on caps that held a lantern-type wick that was
wrapped around the pipe, with the pipe acting as the reservoir.
When the weeds in a bean field got taller than the beans, he'd
then drive the field with the pipe just above the bean plants.
The taller weeds would get a "licking" from the pipe as it passed
over them, cleaning up the field.
On Jul 6, 12:16 pm, hollybooks5_at_yahoo_dot email@example.com (hollybooks)
Buy a bag of 33-0-0 ammonium nitrate/sulfate fertilizer. Put about 2
tablespoons on the crown of the weed. The fertilizer will burn & kill
the weed and with the next rain will fertilize the grass around it.
No nasty herbicides in the soil either.
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