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Sunday, April 2, 2017

World’s best weed killer is probably in your garage


The most effective weed eradicator known to man is already in your garage. Or your tool shed. Or in your neighbor’s garage. Or whatever. It’s your lawn mower…. A convenient option to spending tons of money on chemical lawn treatments that may or may not work. But are definitely unsafe.

You see, almost all “weeds” (the name for any plants that grow where we don’t want them to grow), produces its seeds at a height that’s higher than the blade on your lawn mower – which is at most 2”. So obviously when you cut your grass, you eliminate weed seeds (although a few may blow in from neighboring yards). Cutting grass at least once a week should be sufficient – a little more often during spring’s growth.

However, if you still want to spend money on questionably-safe chemicals, go for it. Just ignore any potential damage to wildlife, pets, birds, small children or existing plants in your yard.

 
Owen Yost, in addition to blogging, is a Landscape Architect emeritus from here, whos worked in north Texas for over 30 years.  He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), International Society of Landscape Architects, the National BirdFeeding Society, National Wildlife Federation and the Audubon Society. He was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award by the Native Plant Society of Texas. His design office is at northwestern68@yahoo.com

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