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How to get rid of stubborn grass from interlocking pavement

I'm not a huge proponent of herbicides, but this is one case where glyphosate or a similar product would be very helpful to you. If glyphosate is not available or it you wish to use an organic method, ...
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How to get rid of stubborn grass from interlocking pavement

I've found that boiling water will kill the grass for as long as 6 months but you'd probably want to take care that it doesn't also get on the grass that you want to keep growing.
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How to get rid of stubborn grass from interlocking pavement

For my interlocking pavers I spray a liquid product that is advertised as "year long" which contains glyphosate, pelargonic acid and imazapic. It really does last for a year or more with one ...
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Managing someone else's bindweed creeping into my garden?

If bindweed is growing in a property next to yours, it will always end up in your garden too unless the owners next door do something about it at an early stage. It's not easy to get rid of - its main ...
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How to dispose of Chinese Privet prunings?

According to this site from Tennessee, US, where the Chinese Privet is also considered an invasive weed, Chinese Privet spreads from place to place by seeds eaten by birds, and by root. If you've cut ...
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How to get rid of the weed not the grass

With the greatest respect, the easiest solution is to realise that there is no logical reason why domestic lawns have to be weed free. It's different if you're a professional groundsperson. In that ...
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Clear overgrown area beneath plants and trees

An herbicide is the wrong way to go as it could also kill the shrub or adjacent plants. Edge the area you want cleared with a spade Use a turf lifter or flat edge spade to lift up the grass and the ...
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What do I do about these plants?

If the ID (Setaria palmifolia) suggested in a comment is accurate, you might want to consider removing that plant from areas close to your house and walkway. It's a very large grass (6 ft height and ...
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What is this plant with thorns on bottom of leave

I had seen this for the first time earlier this week. It is a young plant of common teasel, Dipsacus fullonum. It is a fairly common herbaceous biennial (occasionally short-lived perennial) in many ...
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What do I do about these plants?

I've had good luck using an electric kettle to bring water to a boil and then slowly pouring it on the plant. Sometimes, the plant is a bit resilient and it takes a couple of times, but even after the ...
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eating my weeds

It's perfectly safe. Otherwise I would have 5 arms by now, or be dead. So, you’ve treated your weeds and now it’s time to get the good stuff growing again. You might be wondering, how long does a ...
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eating my weeds

You are 7 years past the point (3 years) where your land could be certified organic, (at least if using glyphosate on it was the only thing of concern) so I expect you're fine. This paper indicates a ...
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How to get rid of stubborn grass from interlocking pavement

Another tool is a pressure washer. You can use this as is or use glyphosate and after the die back blast the roots out. The real key to success is to use polymeric sand afterwards to fill in the gaps ...
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Help! - Difficult weed ID

It might be gojiberry. They develop a long taproot, have thorns, thrive in sandy soil and send out suckers. I doubt most people would consider it a weed if they had planted it, but it certainly has ...
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Help! - Difficult weed ID

I have no idea what the plant is, but since nothing was mentioned about not using herbicides, use herbicides, applied specifically to only those plants, to limit damage to desired plants.
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How to get rid of the weed not the grass

I only know one method that removes all of the plants you don't want and none of the plants you do want- mechanical control. Physically remove or damage the unwanted plant until it dies. That can mean ...
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How to get rid of the weed not the grass

There are just to many weeds for a sensible spraying operation. Roundup is pretty good. You just have to keep using Roundup say fortnightly until you win. It will take a while and you will have a ...
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Managing someone else's bindweed creeping into my garden?

I fought this battle when I lived on the dry plains, I think I picked and picked and picked and dug and dug and dug for a couple years, amazingly enough it became less and less everytime I would get ...
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Managing someone else's bindweed creeping into my garden?

I doubt the roots could grow 8 meters without sending up at least one shoot along the way - some seeds must have landed in your yard. Dig out every vine you see by the root, trying to keep them as ...
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Clear overgrown area beneath plants and trees

Hand weed what you can. Spot treat what's left with Roundup. If hand weeding is too much trouble, just treat everything with Roundup. Follow Roundup instructions to the letter. Chose a calm, dry day. ...
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How to get rid of stubborn grass from interlocking pavement

Treat with glyphosate. After seven days use a powerful strimmer to physically remove the grass. Make sure stones, etc that may be flung far and wide by the strimmer can't damage anything (including ...
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My neighbors weeds infesting my yard

In a similar situation, I was just spraying Roundup on the boundary edges. I have a funnel shaped attachment on my sprayer's wand which contains the spread of the mist, as I drag it, touching the ...
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What is this plant with thorns on bottom of leave

This plant is definitly in the genus Helminthotheca The spines on the lower leaves as well as the leaf placement, assist to identify this as a Wild Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) It is a herbaceous ...
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