I would like to kill all growth, weeds, and grass.
Find some old carpeting and cover the area you want to get rid of the grass and weeds in. t will keep the light out and that will kill any thing that grows. It will take some time though.
You can also put down a thick layer of newspapers. A sheet of black plastic will do the job as well.
I found a recipe online for a vegetation killer that really works. One gallon of white vinegar, 1 pound of salt and a few drops of liquid dishwashing soap. We've even adjusted ratios if we've got a short supply of one thing or another. We use a gallon garden sprayer to apply. You have to give plants a pretty good soaking so you get the roots. Your yard will smell like you're making pickles for days, but your weeds will be dead and it's a lot cheaper than Roundup! Don't use it anywhere you want to plant for a while because it gets in the soil.
If you are serious about killing ALL vegetation, Ortho and many other brands of "total vegetation killer" is sold at the home improvement stores. I prefer the "Bayer" brand of yard care products when I have to use chemicals. They are kinder to the environment. But, using the previous mentioned methods are the kindest to the environment, just takes longer. An additional problem with using chemical methods, is that you can't grow anything else there until the chemicals are leached from the soil which could take quite some time, sometimes years.
Pat T in Florida
If you lived in TX, you wouldn't have this problem. My area has had 45 days of 100+ temperatures since May. Water restrictions are being enforced and some people are having water wells dug. So, mother nature is taking care of yardwork here.
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