Natural Weed Control Can Be Easy

Use natural weed control for a beautiful lawnWhy is it that we assume that doing things organically is hard and doesn't work as well as chemicals? It's simply not true. Early in the 1990's, a scientist discovered that corn gluten meal works as a preemergent herbicide, meaning it kills plants as they start growing from seed. Since then, we now have a choice that's easy and effective. Here are the answers to the 5 most important questions you may have about natural weed control.

How easy is it? Spread on your yard and water in, using the amounts on the package directions. Don't worry about keeping people or animals off the area; it's safe for immediate use. You don't need to take the kind of precautions you would for chemicals either, and can store leftovers safely in your shed or garage without fear of having a poison lying around. Natural weed control from corn gluten meal is not going to hurt people, animals, or birds. As a matter of fact, its other major use is in pet food and animal feed!

How does it work? This powder works by drying out the new root that a seed sprouts. Once that happens, the plant doesn't stand a chance of growing and withers away. By spreading and watering, you've activated a shield of protection that will protect against new weeds. It's also a great source of food for your plants with 9% nitrogen that will keep right on feeding for up to 3 months!

Download our guide to organic weed controlWhat's the downside? You can't plant seeds or aerate your yard. Any seeds you plant will also be killed by this natural weed control. Wait 60 days after or before seeding to use this herbicide. Your shield is only as good as you keep it. If you have lawn coring done, this will poke holes in your protection, leaving a gap for weeds to get into.

When's the right time to apply? Just like there are good times to plant certain seeds, weeds have their own seasons of growing. Crabgrass sprouts in the spring, but dies off naturally in the fall. If that's the plant you're targeting, you'll apply in spring. Dandelions are a spring and a fall grower, and you can use this organic herbicide either time, or both. Always learn your pest plant's sprouting time, and apply the natural weed control then.

Which weeds will this work for? This natural weed control works on a variety of weeds, from common crabgrass, dandelion, and lambsquarter, to creeping bentgrass, smartweed, redroot pigweed, purslane, foxtail, barnyard grass and Bermuda grass. Never forget: this product is so effective it even works on grass seed, so save planting that for another time.

There's no need to resort to harmful chemicals, constant weed pulling, or settling for a "natural" yard. Corn gluten meal will do the work for you, by killing the weeds before they have a chance to show. It's not hard to use, and it works as well (if not better) than any other preemergent herbicide. This is natural weed control at its best!

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