Organic Weed Control
One of the biggest challenges in an organic lawn care program is providing adequate weed control. It is important to remember that good cultural practices are just as much a part of controlling weeds as are the use of herbicides.
When wanting to grow lawns organically, be sure that sound cultural practices are in place or can be implemented to give as much of a competitive edge to the desired grass plants as possible. Table 10.3 lists organic weed control products currently available to homeowners.
Table 10.3. Organic Weed Control Products
The availability of natural products for use in killing weeds is quite limited. Currently there are two major groups where these products are found.
Recent research at the University of Minnesota involving corn gluten meal as a fertilizer and weed suppresser were evaluated. For a complete report of this study see Corn Gluten Meal Fertilizer / Weed Control Study in the Appendix.
For more information on corn gluten meal see:
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