Getting Rid of All Vegetation

I would like to kill all growth, weeds, and grass.

By James

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July 21, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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July 21, 20110 found this helpful

You can also put down a thick layer of newspapers. A sheet of black plastic will do the job as well.

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July 26, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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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.

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July 26, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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July 26, 20110 found this helpful

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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August 1, 20110 found this helpful

If you have tarps or sheet plastic, water the area well, then put down the plastic, and weight the edges so it doesn't blow. Solar cooking will take care of the weeds eventually.

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