Re: [gardeners] solar killing of weeds

George Shirley (
Sun, 10 Jun 2001 22:19:46 -0500

Use clear polyethylene, cover the sides with dirt so no air gets under, leave
for about 6 weeks and it should sterilize the ground down about 6 inches. The
idea behind leaving that long is it kills the surface greenery then gives the
buried seeds and roots a chance to sprout and then kills them, etc.

You get a vacation? Wow! Wish I did, I would dearly love to go someplace other
than SW LA for a few days.


lneuru wrote:
> of weeds, that is.  What does one use to solarize a patch of ground, black
> sheet plastic?  How long is the ground to be covered, roughly?  We are
> thinking of doing in some weeds while on vacation.
> Lucinda