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Weed Identification Guide

We get it. Weeds are obnoxious and hard to eliminate. Use our guide to identify the common varieties and know how to remove them safely.  Need help now? See our video on how to control weeds in the garden.  /


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


GO GREEN..Lawn Care for CHEAP! The secret of using SUGAR on your lawn. If you want to make your lawn healthy & at the same time, eliminate crabgrass, Bermuda grass, dandelions, clover, dollar weed & other shallow rooted weeds like chickweed, use SUGAR!! Sugar feeds beneficial microbes, insects, & worms. It won't cause allergic reactions in pets or children. Sugar will fortify grass while discouraging weeds. It's cheap and easy to apply. Click picture for more information.

from One Part Sunshine

Stopping Weeds Naturally in Existing Walkways and Borders


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


Homemade Weed Killer That Is Safe for Grass

from The Gardening Cook

White Vinegar Weed Killer - The Organic Way -

I'm actually using this in my yard right now and it works. A bit slower than Roundup but much better for the environment. Kills weeds in about 48 hours. I don't use Dawn instead we use Seventh Generation dish soap.


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.