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Tips for Killing Large Areas of Weeds

Yellow dandelion weeds overtaking a yard

There are some not-so-pleasant tasks associated with beautifying an outdoor space —namely: killing weeds.

Go Green Lawn Services helps homeowners throughout the Greater Philadelphia area rid their property of pesky weeds and unwanted pests, providing effective lawn treatments for ticks in Newtown, PA, along with helpful weed removal strategies. 

If you’re ready to get out and garden, and a large area of weeds is standing in your way, here are a few ways to go about killing them.

Kitchen Staples - Best Way to Remove Weeds From A Large Area

There are quite a few simple, inexpensive home remedies you can cook up to kill grass and weeds permanently. In fact, the solution to your overgrown weed problems could already be sitting in your kitchen cabinets or hiding out under the sink. Some of these solutions are very effective in clearing large areas of weeds at a time!

Here are few kitchen staples that are effective tools for killing weeds:

  • Cornmeal
  • Salt
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Bleach

Spreading cornmeal in an area where you wish to control weeds will prevent seeds from taking root in the future. Using salt around the base of weeds will dehydrate the plants. If you’d prefer a liquid mixture to spray over the large area of weeds, vinegar and water, baking soda and water, or bleach and water are all effective options.

Using Heat to Kill Weeds

Another way to tackle overgrown weeds in a large area is to burn them. That’s right; using a propane-powered weed torch — and exercising caution, of course — can help you kill a number of weeds quickly and easily, and you can get a decent weed torch for less than $50. 

If you’re not comfortable using a flame, you can try pouring boiling water over the area of weeds you want to kill.

Burying Weeds Under Paper

Do you have piles of saved newspapers in your basement? Still having the paper delivered to your door? In either case, you could use your old newspapers as a weed remedy. Plants can’t penetrate paper, so try lying sheets of newspaper over the area of weeds you want to kill or the area of ground where you want to prevent weed growth. Make sure to anchor the paper with stones or soil.

Those are just a few ideas for killing large areas of weeds as we head into the beautifully fertile fall gardening season. If you need additional help de-weeding your yard or you’re looking for quality lawn care in West Chester, and the surrounding region, give Go Green Lawn Services a call today.

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