Weed killer

Asked May 20, 2019, 5:55 PM EDT

I have lots of lawn weed that is not responding to home remedies and I have a raised bed for vegetables side by side of my lawn too, what is the safest commercial anti weed spray that I can use for lawn weed?is weed b gone spray ok? It is not glyfosate but has other chemical .thank you

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Before attempting to manage the weeds you will have to identify them. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/lawn-weed-id-and-management

Organic weed control products are non-selective, contact herbicides. They may kill or weaken the green part of the plant on annual weeds but are not effective on mature or perennial weeds that have a substantial root system (such as creeping charlie, etc.) and may keep returning.http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/lawn-herbicides

Note that organic products may take more time, cost more, and are not necessarily safer than synthetic products -- but there are options available for you to consider. https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/are-there-alternatives-to-glyphosate-for-weed-control-in-landscapes

Depending on the situation there are some physical removal methods such as hand pulling, using a weeding tool, using a flame weeder, or some pour boiling water depending on the weed. Consider hand weeding or using a weeding tool near your raised beds.

Good cultural practices such as proper mowing height, soil aeration, overseeding, and maintaining proper soil fertility go a long way to help with weed reduction. See our website for tips on lawn weed prevention and management. http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/lawn-weed-id-and-management in-landscapes

You can contact the National Pesticide Inormation Ctr for more information on toxicity, herbicides, and the active ingredient on the label http://npic.orst.edu/