Actually, this post is a short lesson in controlling weeds without using the dangerous chemical Roundup, now implicated in autism and auto-immune diseases.
I'm talking weeds because it's Saturday, and I'm at my house in the country tackling this weedy issue.
Vinegar, Believe It!
The best time to kill weeds is when your lawn has grown dormant in winter. Otherwise, you have to be careful not to get this vinegar solution on your jewel-green grass or other plants.
Plain old vinegar is a natural herbicide that kills with exceptional speed. Here's what you do.
1. Add vinegar (white is probably cheapest) and a squirt of liquid dish soap to a spray bottle. The dish soap helps the mixture stick to plants.
2. Spray a few times over each weed or several times over weed patches.
3. Remember, like a chemical herbicide, this is a non-selective mixture. That means it will kill any green growing thing it gets on.
That's it. If it rains or the sprinklers wet the sprayed weeds, repeat the spraying.
Natural ways often work as well as the chemical.