Using chemicals

Chemicals are not generally recommended for controlling weeds in the garden, because chemicals that control one or more weeds may damage vegetables. If you decide to use chemicals, check your local garden center for the herbicides available for home use.

For best results, read and follow instructions carefully for each chemical to determine how much to use, how to apply it, which weeds it controls, and on which crops it can be safely used.

Roundup (glyphosate) is a non-selective herbicide labeled and available for home use. Glyphosate helps clean up problem areas such as quackgrass. You apply Roundup when weeds are actively growing before the crops emerge. Check the product label for specific directions and crop limitations.

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