Posted by Leland, a resident of the Happy Valley neighborhood, on Jul 19, 2011 at 9:54 am
I tell my people to contact a weed removal crew to come in and remove them for me. (Undocumenteds usually do the best job and they don't charge as much.) JUst call me the job creator that I am, trying to cope with Obama's obsession with raising my taxes.
Posted by Sam, a resident of the Oak Hill neighborhood, on Jul 19, 2011 at 12:14 pm
"You know of some organic harmless way to kill weeds?"
I think that if there was some such convenient way to kill weeds we would have all heard about it and the companies that make chemical weed killers would be all out of business. All I do is pull out weeds when I see them. That's enough if you already have a fairly good grass lawn since grass is apparently already a pretty good competitor against weeds. If your lawn is completely overgrown with weeds, you may just have to kill all the plants by "solarizing" the lawn and start over.
As for pulling up weeds without breaking the roots, I usually do my weed pulling when the lawn and soil are wet because the roots seem to be easier to pull out then.
Posted by Sam, a resident of the Oak Hill neighborhood, on Jul 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm
"...so will fire."
Actually, as I'm sure unclehomer knows, just drinking a lot of beer and peeing on the weeds will also work. The excess nitrogen in urine can cause yellowing or browning of grass or weeds. Dog owners are probably familiar with the effect.
Still, commercial chemical weed killers are probably a lot more effective than urine or vinegar or goats or butane torches.