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How to keep weeds from growing in sandbox

Salt is not great for weed control, but this article talks about VINEGAR. They also try to combine salt with vinegar but the coolest thing when one uses vinegar of a very high percentage, it changes the pH of the soil so the soil is unable to support any vegetation until. get this. when one decides they DO want to grow plants again in that soil all one needs to do is add lime, check and check and check to see the change in pH. Salt would not allow that decision making and sorry, I know so many plants that would give a rip if salt was high! There are actual plant products of vinegar weed control with very high percentage of vinegar to make the soil VERY low in pH. Weed killer is just not great for play areas and kids. (never use the shredded tire stuff).

I have a 20 x 20 play area in my backyard and it seems I have to spray with weed killer almost every other month.

Can I dump some salt in the area to control the weeds?

Is your play area backed up to a ‘green strip’ – a natural area your development shares? If so, rethink placement of your children’s play area. Most people don’t realize these areas are traveled frequently by bear, cougar, bobcat. and you’ll never see them. I track and know the wilderness well. Most of our developments are transition zones to the wilderness that used to support these wonderful animals (300 sq. miles per male cougar). Working with clients, I got them to change the location of their play areas. just a thought.

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How to keep weeds from growing in sandbox

alt=”Susan” width=”32″ height=”32″ /> Susan on Mar 21, 2017

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My marigold plants are growing. I heard that pinching the buds until Autumn will allow them to grow without killing the plant. Is this true?

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