Salt for Killing Weeds

I live in an apartment and every rain season my weeds grow crazy (3ft) high or more. I have and big tarp, meant for use in the driveway for cars. I try to prevent them from growing with the tarp. So my question is how often and how much do I use salt for weeds? My backyard is 12ft by 30ft.


By Lisa

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July 24, 20120 found this helpful

If you are renting don't worry about your landlord's weeds. They are his responsibility and if he doesn't care what his property looks like, that is his problem. If they get too bad, they city will get after him.

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July 30, 20120 found this helpful

Enough salt will prevent anything from ever growing there. You could also use something like Round-Up to kill the weeds. Then sprinkle a pre-emergent like Preen to prevent any seeds from germinating. I have also heard that just pouring boiling water on weeds will kill them. Certainly a lot cheaper.

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