Organic Weed Control: What You Need
To Know To Make It Work

If there was a way to get rid of weeds safely, and organically, who would say no? If there was such a thing, and it also fed your plants, that would be even better. Corn gluten meal was found to do exactly that, over 20 years ago. This makes it the perfect tried and tested organic weed control. Let’s take a look at 6 things you need to know about this natural herbicide.

Organic Weed Control made from corn is a safe alternative to chemicals. Made from corn makes it safe. Corn gluten meal is a byproduct of wet milling corn. Simply put, it’s a powdery food, and it’s used as such for dog food, fish food, and more. Using this for unwanted plants is as organic as it gets, and all without having to continually dig them up by hand.

Kills the seeds when they sprout. This works as a pre emergent, which means it kills plants as they first start to grow. As the roots sprout, this herbicide dries them out; without roots, the plant can not thrive. This is an easy and effective organic weed control, all in one package.

Weeds that are controlled by corn gluten meal. This herbicide is able to control well known weeds like crabgrass, dandelions, and lambsquarters, as well as creeping bentgrass, smartweed, redroot pigweed, purslane, foxtail, barnyard grass and Bermuda grass. All these invasive plants are cut down before they have a chance to take over your yard.

Free seasonal remindersHow to use corn gluten meal. Directions are simple, and boil down to a few steps. Plan your attack to hit the weed when its seeds start to grow. Crabgrass, for instance, sprouts in spring. After spreading the herbicide, it needs to be watered in. This makes a shield that protects the yard from sprouting seeds. After, it is best to let the surface dry out, making it even harder for the invasive roots to grow.

What not to do. To get the most from this organic weed control, there are a few things that are crucial to avoid. Aerating the lawn would put holes in your shield, and allow the plants a place to get their roots in. Save this step in yard care for another time. Any seeds you sow will also be killed by this product, so this is not the time for seeding either.

No added fertilizer is needed. Best of all, this pre emergent has a nitrogen content of about 10%, no need to add any more food to your lawn. Corn gluten meal is a true weed and feed, saving you the extra step of fertilizing. That’s the bonus of using a natural herbicide for your gardening.

Using a natural pre emergent that stops unwanted plants before they start and feeds the plants you have, is the best of both worlds. Add to that the peace of mind of knowing that this herbicide won’t harm the environment, and you have the perfect organic weed control with corn gluten meal.

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