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If spring weeds haven’t yet overtaken your garden, you can prevent them by laying down products containing corn gluten meal. To kill weeds, spray them with vinegar; for older, tougher weeds, try a vinegar-based herbicide.

HYDREX PEST CONTROL OF KE
(661) 765-5010
314 Main St
Taft, CA
 
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(661) 764-5244
436 E FRONT ST
BUTTONWILLOW, CA
 
AIM HIGH EXTERMINATORS INC
(805) 485-5000
8200 Stockdale Hwy Ste M10 Box
Bakersfield, CA
 
Cold Springs Irrigation & Landscape
(805) 969-6046
P.O. Box 50336
Montecito, CA
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(760) 360-7733
77564 Country Club Dr A
Palm Desert, CA
 
MOSQUITO ABATEMENT
(661) 763-3510
PO Box 205
Taft, CA
 
Lesaca Landscape Company
(661) 836-0229
2309 Nantes Way
Bakersfield, CA
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(949) 548-2242
2279 Columbia Dr
Costa Mesa, CA
 
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(714) 776-7866
260 W Cerritos Ave
Anaheim, CA
 
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(858) 270-9833
878 THOMAS AVE
SAN DIEGO, CA
 
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Killing Weeds, Gently

Q Are there any good natural weed killers?

A Yes—and you’re wise to look for safer options than standard pesticides, which have been linked to endocrine disorders, reproductive problems, and cancer, not to mention widespread water pollution.

If spring weeds haven’t yet overtaken your garden, you can prevent them by laying down products containing corn gluten meal. This byproduct of corn milling naturally inhibits the growth of new root systems but leaves established plants untouched. (As a bonus, it’s high in nitrogen, so it makes an excellent fertilizer.) Plan to apply it about three to five weeks before you’d expect weeds to start showing up, says Nick Christians, professor of horticulture at Iowa State University in Ames. You’ll need to use a pound of meal for every 50 square feet of space. Authorized suppliers can be found at public.iastate.edu/~isurf/tech/cgmwebsite.html.

To kill weeds, spray them with vinegar. If they’re just getting started, plain white vinegar should work fine. (It’s made up of 5 percent acetic acid, the weed-zapping ingredient.)

For older, tougher weeds, try a vinegar-based herbicide; these contain more acetic acid. But be sure to wear gloves and eye protection; at concentrations higher than 5 percent acetic acid, vinegar can burn the eyes and skin. Look for products at bradfieldind.com, greensense.net, sumrset.com/prod- 02.htm, and biconet.com/lawn/burn- out.html.

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