Need some advice about my Jungle!?

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The residential area I live in was once woodland. Now they have built all these homes and garden we still have the problem with woodland plants and weeds………..You would not believe what I am fighting to get rid of in my lawn which is made up of thistles, underground elder, stinging nettles, doc leaves, you name it. Another problem is bramble runners they are appearing from everywhere and grow about 12" every couple of days….it is a nightmare. Along with this we have an invasion of red ants and woodland spiders. The whole area is under a blanket of spiders webs 365 days of the year and we have problems with rats too! I have been treating my lawns with "Weed and Feed" but it is not making difference with the weed problem. It is very difficult to grow anything in my garden other than weeds……………..any advice would be most welcome. Thank you.

If you asked me this as a customer I would suggest this:
You need to start from scratch.
– First call a fertilizer company and pay them to kill everything on the ground, reason I say call them is because they can do it without killing any existing trees.
– Then remove all the dead plant material (may require a tiller)
– Next if you don't mind the work, spread about 2" of new pulverized topsoil across the yard, don't use garden blends with mulch mixed in
– Then time to re seed. You can seed the old fashion way with seed and straw, but we prefer to use Scott's patchmaster (yes, even on large areas)
Note: You will need to complete all the steps quickly before new the dead weeds have a chance to return. Once the seed goes in it will get rid of about 80% of the recurring weeds, but if you leave the soil bare for a length of time it will grow back fast
You will have a much easier time getting the new grass to grown than you ever will getting all those weeds out.

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  1. RScott Says:

    Ah – the joys of gardening, work, work, work, welcome to the jungle!! RScott
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  2. Lindsey Says:

    if its that overgrown u may want to enlist a professionals help ie "weed man" and "Weed Feed" will not deal with the bug problem u many want to try a pesticide (organic if u can find one) or consult a garden center in your area.
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  3. Joanne A. W Says:

    At this point you do need to have your yard professional done. They will probably need to come back ever so often. Get two or three free estimates out of the yellow pages in the telephone book. Be sure to get a written contract as to what they are going to do for you. Also call Better Business Bureau before choosing a company.

    Hang in there…..it can be done, but will take time.

    Cats will take care of that mouse/rat problem in just a couple weeks. If your city allows outdoor cats, feed them half rations of cat food so they will go after the mice quicker. Later on increase their food. They will still keep your yard clear of mice/rats. Don't forget to put out water for the cats.
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  4. Justin K Says:

    If you asked me this as a customer I would suggest this:
    You need to start from scratch.
    – First call a fertilizer company and pay them to kill everything on the ground, reason I say call them is because they can do it without killing any existing trees.
    – Then remove all the dead plant material (may require a tiller)
    – Next if you don't mind the work, spread about 2" of new pulverized topsoil across the yard, don't use garden blends with mulch mixed in
    – Then time to re seed. You can seed the old fashion way with seed and straw, but we prefer to use Scott's patchmaster (yes, even on large areas)
    Note: You will need to complete all the steps quickly before new the dead weeds have a chance to return. Once the seed goes in it will get rid of about 80% of the recurring weeds, but if you leave the soil bare for a length of time it will grow back fast
    You will have a much easier time getting the new grass to grown than you ever will getting all those weeds out.
    References :
    lawnscapesinc.net

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