You are looking to get rid of grass or weeds permanently? Look no further. We have come up with the best ways to remove grass and weeds for a permanent result. Whether you need to clear weeds or grass from paving, shingle, your lawn or driveway, flower beds – there is a solution here to solve your problem. The grass is invasive and if you are looking for the best way to kill grass because you have areas where you want to get rid of it permanently then we have the solution to that as well.
We all know that weeds and grass will seed all over – and always turn up where you don’t want them. The remedies to eradicating grass and weeds permanently fall into two main, broad categories and we will wake a look at both; herbicidal chemical solutions and do-it-yourself solutions using products you will already have in the home.
Herbicides rely upon being applied during the growth cycle of the plant, homemade remedies will work better during that phase, but can be effective on dormant plants as well.
These weed and grass killers are readily available in any home & garden store and are easy to apply, killing growth quickly. The main products on the market are Roundup, Bayer and Ortho – although you will find other alternatives.
Read the recommendations for each product carefully and choose the one that suits your area of application. Some work well on plants with lateral roots, some are designed for deeper rooted plants, some specifically target a wider variety of plant growth.
A commercial herbicide will give you a quick and effective result with an anticipated 6 – 12 month period before any regrowth.
The application is generally by surface application to the plant – smaller areas can be treated with a spray bottle, if the area is larger you can go all the way up to a knapsack sprayer.
If you don’t like the idea of chemical applications, or the expensive outlay, then there are do-it-yourself solutions that you may like to explore.
Plant growth suppressing: Layering the area you are looking to clear with plastic, newspaper, or woven backed carpet blocks out the weeds and grass over a relatively short period of time. Lay the material over the area you wish to clear, say you wish to put a flower bed in, and then mulch on top of the suppressant layer to keep it in place. The weeds and grass will die off underneath the covering, leaving fertile ground which can be planted back up with an alternative plant.
Home-made solutions: You can make a kitchen solution which is applied in the same way as a herbicide, directly onto the plant you wish to eradicate. Salt, bleach, vinegar, baking soda, even WD40, all can be used and serve very well to kill plant material, the effect will not be as long as with a commercial herbicide, but it’s cheaper and carries less risk of harm.
For smaller areas the application of boiling water will do the trick – not much will survive that.
Whatever you are using to remove grass and weeds permanently be specific in your application. Spraying on solutions can be pretty indiscriminate, and if it drifts or splashes you will end up with dead plants you didn’t intend. The best way to kill grass is to protect any nearby plants or shrubs before spraying to protect them from drift. The best way to kill specific larger weeds is to cut down a soda bottle, the position that over the weed and spray into the area – for larger areas then it isn’t necessary.