With the rising popularity of do-it-yourself projects, lots of people regularly ask us questions about organic weed killer options. People see DIY tips on television shows or Pinterest, and they start to think perhaps spraying their dandelions with vinegar would be a good weekend activity. To try to put this topic in a new perspective, keep reading to consider Kemko’s professional opinion on how well organic weed killer will work on your lawn.
A few of the popular recommendations out there for organic weed killer include:
- Boiling water: If you want to carry a scalding hot teakettle around your yard, pouring the water on each individual weed, then more power to you. Remember that any surrounding grass plants that get splashed might also be killed, so accuracy is important. Be sure to wear rugged rubber boots to protect your feet and please, don’t assign this chore to your kids.
- Vinegar: This option is most often recommended for weeds with deep taproots, such as dandelions. We aren’t sure about the science behind that theory, but prepare to spray weeds multiple times with a strong vinegar/water mixture before seeing results. Also, take care not to spray the surrounding grass shoots because they might be damaged in the process.
- Fire: This is yet another chore that’s certainly not meant for children, no matter how much your ten-year-old son begs to hold the blowtorch. Be careful not to singe surrounding grass, and more importantly, don’t burn the house down.
We can’t help but think that if you’re going to creep around the yard, bending over each and every weed with a teapot, a vinegar spray bottle, or a blowtorch, why not just pull the weeds out while you’re hunched over? Your back is going to be screaming for days anyway, so why not cut to the chase? We are 100% convinced yanking the weeds will be more effective than any of these organic weed killers.
For most people, chemical lawn services are not so scary. After all, reputable lawn care companies only use EPA-approved products on their clients’ lawns. These applications have been tested in independent labs, at universities, by government scientists, and by people all over the country, day in and day out. All that testing certainly leads to tweaks to the products that make them increasingly effective. If these products work for scientific experts, they can work for you.
Atlanta-area homeowners want beautiful, green, lush lawns. We are blessed with mild weather making it possible for us to enjoy our lawns for much of the year. If your Atlanta lawn could use a face lift, Kemko is here to help. With more than three decades in the business, we know Atlanta’s turf types inside and out. If you have more questions about organic weed killer, call us at 770-466-6113 to get your answers today.