What defines Golf Course Grass?
You know those lawns from the movies and country clubs, right? You have seen them, the ones with the perfectly manicured lawn. Never a weed in sight.
Those are the images conjured up by mentioning a gold course grass lawn. Not everyone is willing to put in the work and diligence that sort of a lawn needs.
Why Use Vinegar instead of Herbicides?
If you are using herbicides to try to keep that perfect golf course grass, you should consider vinegar instead because it is much safer for you and the environment.
The biggest downfalls of using vinegar, is that it may take more applications. You also know, it is not at all picky about what plant it kills. So care must be taken in application.
How to Use Vinegar to Kill Weeds.
The best time to apply is when the plants are thirsty so their hungry roots will absorb more of the vinegar. We like to use a water bottle with a squirt top. This way we can target the specific problem plants. We use household vinegar that has been used first to clean mineral deposits off of our tea kettle. The fact that the vinegar is quite hot seems to help a little, and then we are reusing something otherwise wasted. Also, the minerals are not going to hurt the lawn. Rather they will help it and add to it.
Apply the vinegar sparingly and carefully to only the plants you want removed. With a few applications, we find even the most stubborn weeds die out. Leaving us with lush golf course grass.
While not a perfect solution, this is much more planet friendly. You will also likely find it to be cheaper. Regular household vinegar is very inexpensive. You can use it first for cleaning and then for killing the unwanted weeds.