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Natural Weed Killer 1 gallon vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, dash of dish washing detergent (makes it stick to the weeds). Mix well, spray on weeds in the morning, rejoice in their death that evening. This works best on a sunny day. @ its-a-green-life

from Better Homes and Gardens

Weed Identification Guide

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Corn Gluten Meal Kills Lawn Weeds According of U of M: “Apply CGM in late Apr/early May, then again mid-Aug. Spread evenly, at a rate of 20 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. of lawn. Water it lightly into the soil to activate. CGM should be effective for 5 to 6 weeks. Check your wx forecast before applying CGM, it needs a few days of dry weather to go to work after the initial light watering-in.


Homemade Weed Killer That Is Safe for Grass

from Better Homes and Gardens

Weed Identification Guide

Canada Thistle "Type: Broadleaf perennial Size: To 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide Where it grows: Sunny lawn, landscape, or garden areas Appearance: Spiny, gray-green leaves and purple flowers. Control: Mulch to prevent it in landscape areas; use a post-emergence herbicide in lawns in spring or fall. Or dig it out by hand. Note: Thistle has an extensive root system that can grow several feet out from the main plant."


Chickweed is an annual wild edible that grows in many locations and as hardy as it is, chickweed is quite delicate. This is an easy-to-grow plant that’s healthy to eat and it produces flowers throughout the growing season even in hot, dry conditions. Chickweed is multi-functional because its presence decreases insect damage to other plants. This plant has a lot of health benefits and is full of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients. Oh joy! I have free access to this too! :D

from eHow

How to Fix a Lawn That Is Overrun with Weeds and Crabgrass

Keep crabgrass out of your lawn with a combination of mechanical and chemical control methods.


Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Do this twice a year - spring and fall. Awesome! | Craft ~ Your ~ HomeCraft ~ Your ~ Home


Fleur de Lawn is a flowering eco-lawn mix with low growing perennial flowers that change color and texture through the seasons. It was developed at Oregon State University through research on eco-friendly landscapes; $29.95 for a 1-pound bag at Pro Time Lawn Seed. Image via Oregon State University Department of Horticulture.