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How A Kitchen Plate Can Prevent Crabgrass From Taking Over
Crabgrass is a weed with an aggressive growth habit that chokes out surrounding plants and takes over lawns. Thankfully, all you need is a kitchen plate to suffocate this weed.
Simply place the plate facedown on top of the crabgrass, covering it completely to rob the plant of sunlight. Leave it there for a few weeks or until the plant dies.
This unusual method, officially known as solarization, is effective if your crabgrass infestation isn’t severe, and only a few plants have popped up in select areas.
Instead of a plate, you can also use a tile, brick, or another small but heavy object. Just ensure you completely cover the plant, as it can easily root from small exposed pieces.