Weeds in a Playground


Old 08-20-07, 06:45 PM
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Smile Weeds in a Playground

I own a campground and we put a playground in this summer with sand under it. Crab grass has grown all around it. Is there a safe way to kill this crab grass?
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Old 08-23-07, 10:59 AM
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Post emergent herbicide can be used on crabgrass. Pre-emergent can be applied in the spring before it emerges.
Old 08-23-07, 11:45 AM
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With kids around, I don't like a lot of chemicals. In this situation, I use vinegar to kill weeds. Not as strong as the chemicals, so multiple applications can be required, but no human health risk.
Old 09-02-07, 12:55 AM
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Corn gluten meal can be used as a pre-emergent in the spring.

I also like the vinegar for weed control.


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