Our yard, our beautiful lawn, gives us hours of enjoyment every year. Usually, I do a few things to keep everything growing and humming along, and the weeds to a minimum, but this year we have a weed bonanza that I simply can’t keep ahead of by manually pulling the aggravating interlopers.
So what’s a pesticide-hating gal to do when it’s apparent that’s exactly what she’s gotta do?
Well, we can compost, but at this point adding any organic material to the dirt is feeding the uninvited guests along with supplementing my turf. I have already spent hours pulling and cussing the spread of this spring scourge. I will add that we are experiencing a surge in construction near us and that is cause for some of the growth, and a colder winter is cause for some, as well.
Corn gluten was also suggested as a cure, but my go-to master gardener, Neil Sperry, advises otherwise HERE.
After checking in with Mr. Sperry, I decided to do a broadleaf weed killer. It will save me hours of pulling and cussing and get my lawn back to its former glory.
The biggest culprit is the weed oxalis. While it has a delightful yellow flower, it is my enemy! I shan’t be swayed by your beauty, oxalis. I SHAN’T!
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Enter my new sprayer (note: I have the roundup version…the one gallon tank, but this one got WAAAAAY better reviews):
- Chapin garden poly sprayer is ideal for fertilizers, weed killers and pesticides
- Chapin garden sprayer’s funnel top opens for no mess filling with adjustable nozzle
- Translucent bottle allows for ease in checking fluid level
- Includes 12-inch straight wand, 28-inch reinforced hose, and 1-gallon tank
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
I have never used a weed killer on my lawn. We’re the barefoot people that love to be outside, so I hate the idea of any pesticide on my feet (or Sweet E’s…or Dex’s). That is why I’m only going to treat the front yard and only the patches of weeds…not the entire yard.
Still. Gives me a side-eye to have to resort to a weed killer. On the other hand, the right tool for the job, you know?
I can’t believe in all our years of being home owners, we have never used a garden sprayer. Can’t say that any more.
What about you? Have one? Need one? Gonna wait to see how it works for me?
Happy Eliminating the Enemy, Y’all!