I imported some sandy loam soil into a place in the yard mixed with compost and tilled it in. Not long after, it happened and it's everywhere. Opinions on how to control it seeing that most of my research says it's next to impossible to erradicate. Food plant safe solutions anyone???
Posted 23 March 2016 - 06:52 PM
Sorry none that I know of. Even Monsanto's Roundup won't kill it all and that normally kills everything.
You can't just till it under either you need to be dilligent and pull by hand while trying to get as much roots out as possible.
All you can do is slow it down.
Depending on the size of the area you might be able to build a bonfire on it and sterilize the soil with heat but then you would need to add compost all over again.
Edited by Hawaiianero, 23 March 2016 - 06:55 PM.
Posted 23 March 2016 - 07:19 PM
Not necessarily getting rid of it but mulching or running weed fabric across your rows should work. A tarp is a nice cheap alternative to that black fabric
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Posted 23 March 2016 - 08:44 PM
Edited by Wimpy69, 24 March 2016 - 04:48 AM.
Posted 23 March 2016 - 10:24 PM
I have/had it in my yard. I spray nutsedge killer in it, but you say you want a food safe option, which I dont know if the nutsedge killer chemical is(doubt it is). I dont spray it anywhere near my gardens(luckily my backyard doesnt have the nutsedge grass).
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