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How to Get Rid of Stubborn Weeds

By Contributing Writer ; Updated September 21, 2017
Weeds can make a beautiful yard look bad
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Weeds can make a beautiful a yard look horrible. Sometimes they can be very stubborn and never go away. There are so many different ways to win the battle against the stubborn weed. If you have patience, you can do it and still save your yard.

How to Get Rid of Stubborn Weeds

Spray down weeds with a weed removal formula. You can purchase this at a home improvement store. There are many different types to choose from. Use caution when selecting a weed killer; some of them concentrate on the weeds only, but can also kill your grass. Others will kill all vegetation. This kind would be perfect in the rocks or another area where there is just weeds.

Use a garden fork. It can be purchased at any home improvement store. Insert the garden fork next to the root of the weed. Push down where it is underneath the root. Pull back so that it pops the root out. Sometimes it does not always get all of the root out, so you may need to do it again.

Lay down fertilizer with weed killer in it. You can find this at most garden stores. Doing this is good for your lawn. The fertilizer will help your grass to grow and look better. You will also have the added benefit of getting rid of a few pesky weeds.

Rototill the whole yard if the weeds are too bad. This is a lot of work and can be fairly expensive if you hire someone. It will get rid of all of the weeds so that you can lay down sod. Once it is rototilled you will have to rake the whole yard and throw away the contents. This will be dirt, grass, and weeds.

Hire a company to come and do the work for you. This can get really expensive, so make sure you can afford it. These companies can be found online or in the phone book. Get quotes from a few different companies. Some companies might be having offering a discount or a sale. Offer to put their sign outside in exchange for a discount.


Things You Will Need

  • Garden Fork
  • Weed remover
  • Rototiller


  • Be careful when using weed killer on your grass. Read instructions to make sure you will not kill your grass too.