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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:00 pm 
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I bought my house a year and a half ago and we are just getting around to "starting" our back yard. I have an assortment of weeds, etc in the back yard currently that I need to kill. Is there something natural that I can spray on the back yard that will kill everything in its path? After I spray such a product, how long do I need to wait before replanting grass?


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You can use the vinegar herbicide: http://www.dirtdoctor.com/view_question.php?id=134

Plant right away.

Your soil needs coverage, no matter what. Weeds are indicative of what is going on in the soil. Different weeds will germinate according to different conditions. Build the soil health and the weeds will go away.

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The soil, for lack of a better word, sucks. Essentially the back of my property is iron ore so when I kill the weeds I'm going to have rocks, etc. to deal with. What should I do post - herbicide treatment?


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No, just remove all green, living matter. Then till - one time only - with a layer of good quality compost, lava sand or some other volcanic rock material. If you are not planting right away, put 3-4 inches of mulch: native hardwood or cedar is choice. No pine bark mulch or cypress. It will float away and that is a waste of money. The weeds will diminish as the soil improves. For an insightful read, check out "Weeds" by Charles Walters.

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