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I have garden beds all around so don’t want anything that might spray onto my plants.

Posted by Kylie, 16th October 2020

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  • Fascinated by the answers and the number of people who have agreed that hand pulling is often the best method. I have a lawn that is virtually dead apart from a few patches where the kangaroos and stray sheep haven’t destroyed the roots totally! The bare patches have had weeds for years and I’ve finally gone around and scraped/dug them away. The grass has actually spread! I think having a good thick grass helps to prevent weeds, and it seems hand pulling was quite effective so far. I didn’t get on with the feed and weed product even on the dead bits – must have non-broadleaf weeds? Anyway tried seasol mixture in bucket, to strengthen grass roots and I think focusing on healthy grass is also a good way to go.

  • I would love to know this also. We are in a constant battle with our lawn. We weed and feed but it just doesn’t seem to make a difference

  • Unfortunately, it might be hand pulling them all out. We were in the same boat. Painful but at least I knew we weren’t eating pesticides.

  • I use a mixture of water, salt, vinegar and washing up detergent in a spray bottle

  • Weed and feed, haven’t heard of that one, im going to have to investigate that. The weed spray i currently use leaves dead patches on my lawn

  • I weed and feed also. When I see weeds I will spray once, then wait three weeks and do it again to make sure I get them all.

  • I WEED n FEED twice a year. That gets rid of many broadleaf varieties of weeds first. I do dig out weeds a bucket at a time when necessary. I like to spot weed by spraying a little Bioweed kills the plant in hours, mostly us this where it’s hard to dig out spots.

  • Sometimes you have to just pull them out by hand

  • Maybe get some advice from a garden nursery about some natural methods?

  • Yes, I would first go for weed & feed as well

  • What about weed and feed have you tried that and if you have and had no luck go to a garden centre and ask, sometimes you just have to make sure you don’t let the weeds flower and pull out as many as you physically can.

  • I dig out weeds, it is a good workout! :)

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