Weeds – Organic Control Options

Q: I have a significant weed issue in my back yard. My wife is against Roundup. A friend of mine says lime would keep the weeds under control. Is this true?

A: Lime will have no effect on the weeds. For natural, semi-organic weed control, check out Bayer Natria (chelated iron), Burn Out II(clove oil and citric acid), and the acetic acid products, like Nature’s Glory and Weed-Pharm. Remember, a vigorously growing lawn grass is your best weed control. If you have the right grass for the site, with soft soil underneath, you can simply fertilize and water appropriately and get good weed control. You’ll only need to do a bit of spot spraying occasionally.