If you have a beautiful flower bed, then you surely have confronted with crabgrass. Specifically, large crabgrass that can invade flower beds, lawns and vegetable gardens. They are becoming a nuisance quite fast, aren’t they? Do not allow it to take over your flower beds, check out some natural ways to deal with it!
Cover the soil of the flower bed with a 3-inch layer of mulch to discourage new grass seeds from germinating.
2. Try cornmeal
Apply a cornmeal gluten-based product to prevent grass and other weed seeds from germinating. This also prevents flower seeds from germinating, so apply after your flowering plants germinate.
When practicing natural weed control, natural is the most effective enemy for crabgrass. Use your days of sunshine to spray or paint the vinegar onto the weeds you wish to kill. Doing this while raining won’t work, though. You need to saturate the weeds’ leaves with the vinegar. Thus, the rain would wash too much of the vinegar off the foliage.
4. Other organic herbicides
There are more organic products on the market than ever and as demand increases, so does the effort to find organic alternatives to conventional weed control. Non-selective organic herbicides can contain such plant derived concentrates like clove oil and citric acid.
5. Homemade solution
The most common homemade solution is some combination of vinegar, salt, and/or soap. Generally one gallon of vinegar, one cup of salt, and one tablespoon of soap. There are numerous variations on the recipe but the resulting concoction is usually a pretty good non-selective weed killer.