Winning The Weed Battle

Winning The Weed Battle

If you want to stop using chemical products to prevent weeds, here are three effective solutions:

Prevent weeds: Corn gluten in the early spring is an effective pre-emergent, nontoxic herbicide. You can find it at most garden stores.

Keep it green: The best defense against weed invasion is a lush, actively growing, healthy lawn. The grass is able to cover the yard and choke out weed growth. Use a good fertilizer and water the grass at a rate of one inch of water (about 60 minutes) each week in most climates. The best time to water is between 2am and 7am, so it may be worth investing in a timer.

Killing weeds: Pour boiling water mixed with white vinegar directly on the weeds. An alternative is to buy a lawn torch that attaches to a small propane tank to burn the weeds. CAUTION: Make sure the grass is wet to avoid starting a fire.

About the Author

Brandon Lau grew up in Kailua and currently resides in Honolulu with his wife Andee and children Caylah, Elijah, and David. His eighteen years in real estate led him to become a Partner at ChaneyBrooks Choice Advisors. Over the past 10 years he has developed the team and systems that has created a high level of service and value for his clients.

What differentiates Brandon and his team is his consultative approach to real estate. He advises clients with relevant data and expert insight to help them make the best choices in real estate. Good choices in planning for long term dispositions, negotiating for the best price or knowing when not to pursue an investment are ways his consultative services will give you an advantage in the marketplace. His bottom line is providing service with the utmost integrity and expertise.