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#1 of 6 Old 04-29-2008, 10:03 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have done my best to not have any chemicals on my yard the last 5 years. DH comes home one day last week and announces he is going to do buy weed killer, because supposedly all those green plants covering our front yard are weeds not grass. Its green and doesn't hurt to walk on, what's the problem?? Alternatives needed to deter him. He wants a golf green lawn, how can we achieve this w/o poisin?

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Try pouring boiling water on the offending plants... It will kill them without toxins. Vinegar works, too, but it will brown them and not look golf-green.

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You could try a weed burner!
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The only time I would use weed killer is for severe infestations of poison ivy. I would never use it for anything else.

I think lawns with a mix of things are prettier than plain green lawns.
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I agree entirely with you Meowee, but DH hates the wildflowers and such that grow on our lawn. My gmother has a neighbor who has the golf lawn, suddenly DH is all about my lawn this year. I have always been the one taking care of the lawn, so I'm very annoyed right now. Will boiling kill everything. I mean pretty much our entire lawn is not the grass he wants.

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Weeds only grow in a lawn that is not healthy. Killing them all won't create the lawn he's desiring. If he wants a green perfect lawn then he should focus on increasing the overall environment for healthy grass. Get the soil tested, aerate the soil, add 1/2 inch of compost, work it in with a garden rake, reseed heavily over the existing lawn, water well, and provide twice yearly compost tea (or organic fertilizer) applications. You can check out Organic Bob's website for more info and resources. http://www.organicbob.com/

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