Samsquanch Smith wrote:I'm struggling with some weeds within my lawn. I mostly see dandelions, crabgrass and clover. I have kids and a dog, so I don't want them rolling in Roundup. I know there are plenty of natural ways to kill weeds in driveways, etc, but vinegar solutions and the like would also kill the grass. I've been cutting my grass at a longer height for about a year and have also stopped bagging my clippings. I've used organic fertilizer and Potash (for pH) from AG Grand (but not yet this year, because I am struggling with a better way to get that sludge through a sprayer).
I know the best defense against weeds is healthy grass with a strong root system, but I'm working on that and it takes time. I'm hoping there is something I can do in the meantime...
Tom Bennett wrote:My goal is a thick "weed free lawn" dandilions and clover included. I don't like the look of these weeds and In a lot of areas of my lawn it is completely over run with clover, not 20% as recommended but more like a 100% . If it was 20% evenly throughout the lawn I might be able to tolerate it. Not many people appreciate it when their neighbour has millions of dandelions including myself.
Tim Wells wrote:Stop trying to derail the op and convince him otherwise. If we can find an organic solution then we can replace that technique with all the weed and feed that is such a common treatment here in the uk.
Permies are allowed a bit of bowling green/ golf course too!
I would vinegar/ sheet mulch/ chicken the 50-100% weed patch and reseed with grass.