Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Lawn Care, Organic Lawn Care | 0 comments

Nobody wants a lawn that looks like a dandelion or crabgrass farm. But getting rid of these and other pesky intruders can test your will to garden, especially if you are averse to chemicals. Well, Superyards can help. We’ll show you how to get rid of weeds and, if you please, do it without using chemicals.

It takes longer to clean up your yard naturally and it’s more work, but can be enjoyable and productive exercise. Here are some suggestions to get you started. For the best exercise you can do it by hand. Get one of those dandelion diggers that looks like a long screwdriver with a “v” cut out of its flat head, get down on your knees and get to work. Remember to get all of each root out or the little yellow flowers will soon poke back up. Stand up and be proud, of yourself and your yard.

This doesn’t work as well with crabgrass and other creepy crawly weeds whose roots are the devil to find and pull up. So, you’ll probably want to whip up some natural poison and spray them to death. Here’s a good recipe: Get a gallon jug and fill it with a 10 per cent concentration of vinegar. Add one ounce of orange oil, one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and one teaspoon of molasses. Gently shake the jug to mix the ingredients. Fill a quart spray bottle with the natural weed killer and let ‘em have it. Be careful not to hit the plants you want to keep growing. Salt works even better, but it corrupts the soil and kills dead everything it touches. Only use it for spot work.

Once you have cleared away the weeds you can keep them from coming back by mulching your grass cuttings – a special lawn mower blade is available – and applying corn gluten meal.

If DIY isn’t your thing, call us at Superyards and we’ll do it all for you naturally. If you live in Calgary, lawn care (yes, organic) is our passion.