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Getting weeds and grass out of your gravel

By Edited Jan 29, 2016 0 0

Weeds are a nuisance that most of us have encountered at one point or another. They pop up in your lawn, the driveway, garden beds, and countless other places. In certain locations you may even have grass that grows where you may not want it.

Getting rid of unwanted weeds and grass can be done in a number of different ways. If you have pets you may be looking for a safe option that will not harm them. If you have large areas that need to be treated you might be looking for a product that can be purchased in bulk. If you are on a tight budget you may need a cost-effective option to eliminate the unwanted grass and weeds in your yard. In just about every situation there is a removal option that is appropriate to meet your needs.

There are a number of natural grass and weed removers available today. These products are useful if you have pets that spend time in the area that will be treated. Instead of using hash chemicals to remove the unwanted plants, natural removers rely on herbicides to get the job done. Brands including Safer and Garden Safe offer natural weed removers.

There are downsides to natural grass and weed removers. Many of them are not offered in a large size which makes it difficult if you are working with a large area. It may be more expensive to buy several bottles rather than a large bottle of a harsher chemical. You may also notice that natural alternatives are not as effective.

Roundup is a classic example of a harsher chemical that quickly eliminates grass and weeds from your gravel driveway and other areas that may be affected. You can find this product readily available in both small and large sizes. There are different versions of this product so you should be able to find one that meets your needs.

It is important to keep in mind that most of these products are not selective. They will likely kill the plants that they come in contact with. This means that if you want to remove the weeds and grass from your gravel driveway it is a good idea to spray carefully along the edges in order to prevent killing off any unwanted grass that my be nearby! Always be sure to read the instructions carefully before applying the chemicals.

Pay close attention to the label for information about pets. Even some of the harsher alternatives state that they are safe for pets after a specified number of hours have passed. It's probably a good idea to monitor your pets access to the treated area for a while even after the product is considered safe.

Now if you have concerns about pets or the cost of chemical removers, there is a more traditional option available. Grab a pair of work gloves and start removing the grass and weeds by hands. This will certainly take a lot longer, but regular maintenance will eventually make this quick and painless!



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