Grass and weeds grow in the wrong places in the yard – Part Two
Grass is growing in some parts of the garden even though it shouldn’t be growing there. The owner of the garden should carry out interventions against weeds in the garden, but with the use of a total homemade herbicide (or herbicide from an agricultural pharmacy).
Almost all gardens have parts where grass and weeds are not desirable at all (on paved paths, rest areas, along stairs, fountains and facades of houses, in cracks of retaining walls, etc.).
- Eliminating weeds on unwanted lawns is not just an aesthetic procedure. Weeds can lift and shift sidewalks, create cracks in concrete, and burrow under a house’s foundation. The users of the garden usually stumble upon a too large sod of grass that has been neglected until now.
- One should come up with the best strategy for each specific part of the garden to completely remove unwanted plants, grass and weeds. Sometimes this type of unwanted grass cannot be mechanically eradicated due to the location and mass of the grass. Then it is recommended to use a herbicide.
- There are natural means for the complete removal of excess grass and plants, but total herbicides (special chemicals for these purposes of gardening) are more common.
- Total (non-selective) herbicides (as well as other herbicides) can be contact or translocation. Contact parts are in direct contact with parts of the plant. At the same time, they do not penetrate into the interior of the tissue and do not destroy other parts of the plant (but only the parts that had contact with the herbicide). Thus, they cause drying of the vegetative mass, prevention of photosynthesis, so the root of the weed emerges and the weed decays over time.
- The plant adopts translocation herbicides through leaves or roots and transfers them through the conduction system to all other parts of the plant. This is how the root of the weed plant “dies”. These herbicides are also called systemic herbicides, or “systemics”.
- Treatment of excess grass and weeds with total herbicide should be done in the absence of wind, because the wind would spread the herbicide to other cultivated plants. Herbicides that reach the soil break down after some time. That’s why plants will be able to grow again on that surface later.
- It is better to use domestic natural remedies if the owner of the garden is sure that he will not grow any more plants in that place for the next few years. Domestic natural resources will remain in the soil and prevent the growth and development of new plants for a longer period of time.
- An effective home remedy is a kilogram of table salt and half a liter of vinegar in 5 liters of water. With this agent, the land can be treated directly if the owner no longer wants to grow plants on that land. The already present plants will dry out within a week, and the “salty” soil will prevent a new generation of plants from appearing there for a long time.
- Watering with domestic natural means should be done several times in the season, but the plants will not appear there again in the following long period of time.
- Sprinkling plants with boiling salt water is a common “do it yourself” method for acutely solving problems with excess grass and plants (around a fountain, grill, on a crack, etc.).