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amakarevic 07-12-2008 11:46 AM

how to stop weeds and grass on a small front lawn
 
i have a very urban house, federal style i think it is called, which means space is tight and the front lawn is very small (which is good in this context, i guess). it is probably 6x6, no bigger than that. i cut out some bushes that were growing there after i got the house but now weeds and grass is growing PROFUSELY. is there some top soil or something i can dump on top to just prevent it from growing ?

mid-atlantic region.

rjordan392 07-12-2008 04:56 PM

For a permenant solution, I suggest you have a contractor excavate the area and pour cement in it.
For a temporary solution, you can spray the area with "Roundup" and it will kill all the grass and weeds. But in time, they will re-appear and you will need to spray again. Don't get the spray on your neighbors lawn or plants. Spray only when the winds are calm. keep in mind that once the grass and weeds are gone, you might end up with a mud problem.

downunder 07-13-2008 06:41 AM

What are your future plans for this area? Why did you remove the existing bushes?
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For a temporary solution, you can spray the area with "Roundup" and it will kill all the grass and weeds. But in time, they will re-appear and you will need to spray again.
Use a soil sterilant. It will last for most of a growing season and stop most weeds and grass from germinating. That will give you time to decide on a permanent solution while keeping the area clean. Just to through this in, I would get a few bales of pine straw to keep it neat. One bale will cover about 3x3 three inches thick.

distinct2153 07-13-2008 02:43 PM

Dont want to keep the grass?
 
Hi, I would recommend at least keeping grass, otherwise the your lawn would be unstable mud, not nice looking and you dont want to walk on it, keeping the grass at least, but anyway I would recommend spraying the lawn once a week, I have a good experience with http://www.thehardwarecity.com/?sku=2623742

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downunder 07-15-2008 07:16 PM

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keeping the grass at least, but anyway I would recommend spraying the lawn once a week,
"To grass or not to grass, that is the question."


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