Notice the protective gear recommended, I see most people spraying their yards in shorts and flip flops. Chemicals that hit your skin can be absorbed into your body. Instead of striving to have the perfect yard via a chemicals, strive to protect your family, our soil and our water supply by easing up on the chemicals.Here are some ideas on ways to control the pesty weeds without chemicals. I do not claim to be an expert on this...but here is info I have learned:
- Actually go outside with your family and pull your weeds from the roots, this is good for your lawn and gives you some exercise. Pulling weeds before they flower, apparently is the helps to to prevent them from spreading.
- In areas such as driveways where you have weeds growing in cracks, try pouring very concentrated salt water or boiling water over the weeds. Don't use salt water in areas where you would like to grow other plants, because the residual salt will make this difficult.
- Try spraying weeds with vinegar (acetic acid) especially on a hot day because the heat helps the vinegar kill the weeds.
Here is some more info from webmd:
It is supposed to warm up (finally) and be beautiful weekend, so if you work in your yard, please consider trying some of these methods to control weeds.