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Get Them Under Control: 3 Steps To Take When The Weeds Are Out Of Control

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Spring is just around the corner. Time to prepare your yard for planting season. If you have a yard full of weeds, you're going need to get rid of those before you can begin planting your gardens. Luckily, there are some relatively simple steps you can take to get rid of the weeds that have overrun your yard. Here are three methods you can use to get your weeds under control.

Add Some Vinegar

If you have stubborn weeds growing up between the cracks in your sidewalks and driveway, you can get rid of them using ordinary vinegar and table salt. Fill a garden sprayer with hot water. Add 1 gallon of vinegar, 2 tablespoons of table salt, and 1 tablespoon of liquid dish detergent. Saturate the weeds with the solution and wait for them to die. For best results, apply the solution on a hot day. The heat will help activate the vinegar and speed up the results. Once the weeds shrivel up, you can simply sweep them away.

Heat Them Up

If your garden area is inundated with weeds, you're not going to want to pull each individual weed. Luckily, you don't have to go to all that trouble. All you need to do is cover the area with plastic sheeting and let the sun take over. Solarization is a safe and effective way to get rid of weeds in your yard. To kill weeds, place the plastic sheeting on the ground in the problem area. Be sure that all the weeds are completely covered by the plastic. For best results, you should use at least two layers of plastic sheeting. The heat that builds up under the plastic will kill all the weeds, including the roots and seeds. Once the weeds have been killed, you can roll the plastic sheeting up and reuse it the following year.

Call The Professionals

If you're dealing with a larger area of weeds, such as a hillside, or you've received an abatement order due to fire hazards, you should contact a professional weed removal company. These companies have the ability to remove weeds quickly and efficiently. This is particularly important if you live in an area that is prone to wildfires.

Now that it's time to get rid of the weeds, you want to get rid of them as quickly as possible. For minor weed problems, use the simple solutions described above. For big jobs, be sure to call the professionals. Check out websites like http://snydersweedcontrol.com/ for more information.