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xx   LAWN
xx   WEED

Tip: Use a plastic shield to surround a sprayer nozzle so that adjacent plants are not harmed when using herbicides or weed killers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1983 (v.61#6) pg. 57

Old fashioned methods for controlling weeds in field crops.
COUNTRYSIDE Jun 1979 (v.63#6) pg. 56

A look at recent research on weed control and some preliminary findings on shallow cultivation.
COUNTRYSIDE Dec 1979 (v.63#12) pg. 24

How to control quack grass.
COUNTRYSIDE May 1980 (v.64#5) pg. 57

Tips on controlling weeds with regular clipping before seeds can form.
COUNTRYSIDE Feb 1984 (v.68#2) pg. 35

Keeping weeds down. Helpful weed control tips.
COUNTRYSIDE Mar 1984 (v.68#3) pg. 28

Weeds and how to control them without chemicals. Emphasizes Canada thistle, foxtail, quackgrass and comfrey.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1987 (v.71#2) pg. 35

Controlling weeds with old-fashioned methods.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1987 (v.71#2) pg. 39

A look at annual, biennial and perennial weeds and methods to control each type.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1989 (v.73#5) pg. 11

Three methods for controlling tansy ragwort (Sennecio jacobaea).
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1989 (v.73#5) pg. 12

Recipes for nontoxic pest spray in the garden, along with tips on beetle control and how to use vinegar for weed control.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1991 (v.75#5) pg. 57

The problem of weeds. How weeds reproduce and spread. How to control and erradicate annual, biennial, and perennial weeds.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1998 (v.82#5) pg. 86

Tip: Use old film and paper fixer (hypo) as a weed killer.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1979 (v.1#4) pg. 76

Tips on eliminating weeds in concrete cracks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #271 Sep 1986 (v.36#7) pg. 42

How to select a barrier to keep planting beds weed-free.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #377 Apr 1997 (v.47#4) pg. 12

Tip recommends killing grass and weeds in sidewalk cracks with boiling water.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #380 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.47#7) pg. 89

Tips on controlling weeds between patio stones.
FINE GARDENING #10 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 10

Tip on killing Canada thistles with table salt.
FINE GARDENING #11 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 8

Advice on how to keep field horsetail (Equisetum hyemale) from taking over a perennial border.
FINE GARDENING #19 May-Jun 1991 pg. 16

Tip suggests placing pails or baskets at strategic points around the garden to serve as weed-collecting stations.
FINE GARDENING #26 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 10

Advice on methods to eradicate starflower (Trientalis europaea) from garden beds.
FINE GARDENING #28 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 14

Hazards of storing fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides close together.
FINE GARDENING #32 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 6

Tip on herbicides to use before sowing grass seed for the first time.
FINE GARDENING #36 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 22

Tip on using a grapefruit knife as a weeding tool.
FINE GARDENING #42 Mar-Apr 1995 pg. 12

Tip on using boiling water to control weeds and kill unwanted plants.
FINE GARDENING #42 Mar-Apr 1995 pg. 12

Tip on using a cotton gloves soaked in herbicide to kill weeds that are too close to other plants to spray.
FINE GARDENING #44 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 10

Rooting out perennial weeds. A guide to managing the most common perennial weeds based on their root type and reproductive method.
FINE GARDENING #49 May-Jun 1996 pg. 54

Technique for wiping away weeds in a lawn or flower bed described.
FINE GARDENING #57 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 10

Tip suggests using a recycled school-glue container as a herbicide applicator.
FINE GARDENING #63 Sep-Oct 1998 pg. 12

Weed-pulling tool is made by screwing a large J-hook into the end of a wooden pole.
FINE GARDENING #65 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 8

Old surgical clamps suggested as a weeding tool for tight spots.
FINE GARDENING #65 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 8

How to rid a lawn of Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum).
FINE GARDENING #66 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 84

Keys to weed control in gardens. Includes tips on mulching with plastic and organic mulch.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1984 (v.28#4) pg. 40

Integrated pest management. Controlling pests and weeds by natural, mechanical and biological tactics before resorting to chemicals.
FLOWER & GARDEN Dec 1984-Jan 1985 (v.29#1) pg. 48

General pointers on the use of glyphosate, a broad-spectrum post-emergence herbicide (Roundup and Kleenup).
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1986 (v.30#4) pg. 36

Tip on getting rid of oxalis in flower beds without damaging other plants.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jan-Feb 1989 (v.33#1) pg. 22

Tip on removing the plantain weed, root and all.
GARDEN GATE #2 Apr-May 1995 pg. 5

How to get rid of weeds. Pictures identify common annual and perennial weeds. Seven ways to remove and control weeds described.
GARDEN GATE #10 Aug 1996 pg. 14

An explanation of how broadleaf herbicides work.
GARDEN GATE #16 Aug 1997 pg. 40

How to get rid of nutgrass in a flower bed.
GARDEN GATE #17 Oct 1997 pg. 39

Tip suggests using political candidates' old yard signs as a screen when spraying herbicides on garden weeds.
GARDEN GATE #19 Feb 1998 pg. 5

A description of annual sowthistle (Sanchus oleracus), its favorite conditions and how to control it.
GARDEN GATE #24 Dec 1998 pg. 40

Black nightshade (Solanum nigrum) described, along with its control.
GARDEN GATE #27 Jun 1999 pg. 40

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea), its identification and control.
GARDEN GATE #28 Aug 1999 pg. 40

Garlic mustard (alliaria petiolata), its identification and control.
GARDEN GATE #29 Oct 1999 pg. 40

Ornamental plants that are invasive and strategies for containing them.
HARROWSMITH #86 Jul-Aug 1989 (v.14#2) pg. 58
Correction HARROWSMITH #87 Sep-Oct 1989 (v.14#3) pg. 15

Attack of the aliens. A list of invasive garden species that have gone wild and are unwanted intruders in the Canadian landscape. Includes trees, aquatic plants, grasses, shrubs and perennials. Tips on thwarting their invasion.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #136 Sep-Oct 1997 (v.21) pg. 68

Tip: Wrap in-ground wires and pipes with bare copper wire to prevent roots from wrapping around them.
HOME MECHANIX #724 Aug 1988 (v.84) pg. 9

Organic garden warfare. Non-chemical means of controlling insects, weeds and plant diseases. Some tips.
HOME MECHANIX #724 Aug 1988 (v.84) pg. 56

General advice on using chemical herbicides in the garden.
HOME MECHANIX #802 Feb 1996 (v.92) pg. 67

Tip on controlling silveredge goutweed.
HORTICULTURE Aug-Sep 1995 (v.73#7) pg. 12

How to eradicate or control crown vetch that has invaded a lawn and flower beds.
HORTICULTURE Feb 1996 (v.74#2) pg. 14

Advice on herbicides to use to get rid of yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) in a lawn.
HORTICULTURE Feb 1997 (v.94#2) pg. 12
Added Info HORTICULTURE Oct 1997 (v.94#8) pg. 10

Comment on the invasive nature of the Scotch thistle (Onopordum acanthium).
HORTICULTURE Nov 1997 (v.94#9) pg. 10

Tip gives ideas for getting rid of weeds growing between flagstones.
KITCHEN GARDEN #14 Apr-May 1998 pg. 16

Tip: Concrete edging prevents weeds from growing up along fence rows.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #75 May-Jun 1982 pg. 78

Special 24-page spring gardening section. Covers early-maturing vegetable varieties, transplanting seedlings, "skimming" weeds, a guide to tackling garden pests, growing buckwheat, and six beginner's kits for drip irrigation systems.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #99 May-Jun 1986 pg. 61

A look at new weeding tools and which ones work best.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #106 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 108

Chicken moat. A double wall of fencing, patrolled in between by a flock of chickens, keeps weeds, insects, and animals from "invading" your garden area. It also serves as a coop for the chickens.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #111 May-Jun 1988 pg. 108

Practical weed control uses the "ten-day rule".
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #156 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 46

A guide to natural weed controls. How to use animals, insects, and other plants to reduce weed problems.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1977 (v.24#5) pg. 80

How to control weeds naturally with rotation, cultivation, and plowing.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1977 (v.24#5) pg. 87

A look at biological weed control. The use of insects to keep weeds in check.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1977 (v.24#5) pg. 91

How to reduce weeds permanently through shallow tilling.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1980 (v.27#5) pg. 115

Plant versus plant. Many plants produce poisons which kill or inhibit other plants. Basic information on allelopathic interactions.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1981 (v.28#4) pg. 58

Tip: Make a weeder from an old paint brush handle and a hacksaw blade.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1982 (v.29#2) pg. 26

Tip: Activated charcoal may overcome the effects of too much herbicide in the soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1982 (v.29#2) pg. 27

Tip: Use boiling water to control poison ivy and weeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1982 (v.29#6) pg. 24

Heading off the weeds. Weeding is a chore that shrinks each season if you do it right.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1982 (v.29#6) pg. 68

How deep to cultivate weeds is tested.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1983 (v.30#5) pg. 51

Vinegar, the gardeners' secret weapon. Helps control some weeds, lowers soil pH value, and prolongs life of cut flowers.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1983 (v.30#9) pg. 63
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1984 (v.31#2) pg. 8

The toughest weed to kill. Some good ways to rout quack grass.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1983 (v.30#9) pg. 118

Tip: White alyssum helps drive out Bermuda grass.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1983 (v.30#10) pg. 20

Tips on slowing down weed growth with rotary-tilling.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1983 (v.30#10) pg. 59

Emergence patterns of common annual weeds and how to get rid of them.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1984 (v.31#4) pg. 98

How to have a weed free lawn.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1985 (v.32#5) pg. 96

How to solarize the soil to reduce or eliminate most soilborne diseases, nematodes and viable weed seeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1987 (v.34#8) pg. 68

Weed control. A look at weeds' function and tips on simple gardening methods that will control them.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1988 (v.35#5) pg. 90

Tips on controlling bindweed.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1989 (v.36#1) pg. 22

An in-depth look at gardening in the Deep South. First in a series about gardening in special geographic regions. Includes diagrams that show how to control weeds, soil diseases and nematodes using solarization. List of the best perennials for the South. Two-page chart of common southern insect pests and organic remedies for each. Chart of planting and harvest dates for nine combinations of vegetables that do well in the south using succession planting and multiple cropping in the home garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1989 (v.36#10) pg. 38

A sampling of the tools that can be used to attack weeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1991 (v.38#6) pg. 51

Waste weeds, not time. Tips on organic weed control.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1991 (v.38#6) pg. 54

How to handle America's ten least wanted weeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1992 (v.39#6) pg. 48
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1992 (v.39#8) pg. 8
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1992 (v.39#8) pg. 9

Beating the weeds in upstate New York. Five techniques and assorted tools described.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1992 (v.39#6) pg. 54

Tip describes a weed management program that uses early cultivation and plastic.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1993 (v.40#1) pg. 83

Advice on how to combat the weed "Galinsoga parviflora".
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1993 (v.40#2) pg. 18

Weed warriors. Tips for weed control in the garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1993 (v.40#6) pg. 26

Tips on eradicating loosestrife.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1993 (v.40#8) pg. 22

A photo guide to all the most common weed seedlings and advice on how to handle them. Photos of vegetable seedings, both volunteers and spring-seeded, are included for comparison.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1994 (v.41#4) pg. 28

Four steps to a weed-free garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1994 (v.41#6) pg. 26

Thirty fast ways to control weeds and insects.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1995 (v.42#4) pg. 34

Tip on using vinegar to control turnip maggots and weeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1995 (v.42#4) pg. 86

Reduce weeds in lawn through correct watering, mowing, flame weeding, and applying a corn gluten weed control.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1995 (v.42#5) pg. 44

Seven active ways to take charge of garden weeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1996 (v.43#6) pg. 61

Tip shows how to make a hand tool from a piece of broken band saw blade that will slice off weeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1997 (v.44#2) pg. 71

How to manage common lawn weeds (crabgrass, broadleaf plantain, dandelion, ground ivy, chickweed, annual bluegrass, quackgrass and white clover) the organic way.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1998 (v.45#4) pg. 56

Lessons from the weed warriors. Seven techniques shared.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1998 (v.45#5) pg. 56

Winning the weed war. Ridding your garden of weeds is a two-step process.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1990 (v.5#5) pg. 30

Tip: Sawdust over black plastic makes an effective barrier on paths between raised garden beds.
SUNSET May 1982 (v.168#5) pg. 240

Hand-to-hand combat against weeds. Five ways to spot-treat weeds.
SUNSET Sep 1983 (v.171#3) pg. 196

How to control spotted spurge in a lawn.
SUNSET Mar 1986 (v.176#3) pg. 280

Tips on outsmarting weeds that come up around bulbs.
SUNSET Oct 1986 (v.177#4) pg. 227

How to use solarization to get rid of weed seeds and harmful organisms in the soil.
SUNSET Jul 1987 (v.179#1) pg. 152D

How to install landscape fabric to screen out weeds.
SUNSET Sep 1994 (v.193#3) pg. 64

The war on weeds. How to identify and get rid of the most common weeds in your lawn.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #823 Mar 1998 (v.94) pg. 56

Say good-bye to weeds. A two-pronged approach that starts with prevention and also deals with removal.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #840 Nov 1999 (v.95) pg. 73

Using a propane torch to destroy weeds.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1964 (v.20#1) pg. 32