To spray individual weeds without catching your favorite plants in the crossfire:

  • Cut the bottom off of a plastic 2-liter soda bottle.
  • Set the bottle over the weed.
  • Put the sprayer nozzle in the mouth of the soda bottle and spray.
  • Let the chemicals soak in for a few seconds before lifting the bottle.

For larger problem areas, consider using a cardboard box. Just be careful not to brush the cardboard up against your plants when removing it.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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