Corn Gluten


Corn Gluten - Weed control corn gluten, organic weed control, weed control.

Corn Gluten

Weed control corn gluten is a great product for organic weed control. Learn what it is, how it works, why it's good for weed control, and where you can find it here.

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Green Living Made Easy LOVES corn-gluten as a form or organic weed control.  Not only is is a safe and effective method to control weeds in the yard and garden, it also does double duty as a fertilizer. Does it get any better than that?  We don't think so!

What Is It?

Corn Gluten is actually a by-product of the corn milling process.  It's yellow in color and comes in powder format. It's typically used in animal feed, but it also works great for weed control.

What Can I Use It For?

This organic weed control product can be used to control many species of weeds, including crabgrass, dandelions, pigweed, curly dock, and lamb's quarters.

Here's the trick - it actually dries out the seeds so that they can't germinate. With that in mind, it's important to note that it should be used before weeds germinate in the spring to be effective.  Second, it should NOT be used in landscape beds where you are planning to plant flowers from seed.

Why? Because the corn gluten doesn't know the difference between "good" seeds and "bad" seeds. What that means is that it will stop almost all seeds from germinating, including your prize flowers!

Also Use Corn Gluten As A Fertilizer:

Corn Gluten can also be used effectively as a fertilizer, meaning that when you treat your lawn with the corn gluten, you don't need to fertilize again - saving you money and time, plus, you'll feel good about using a totally green product.

How Do I Use It?

It's actually very easy to apply. Simply use your regular fertilizer spreader. You'll use about 20 pounds per 1,000 square feet of lawn area, just like you would with most other fertilizers.

You can also use it in your landscaped beds - the same strength will work perfectly.

Last, you want to be very careful to not allow your corn gluten to get wet before it's used. It smells terrible!

Because this product doesn't contain harmful chemicals, you don't need to be as concerned about wetting the lawn after using it, but you should water within a day or so. Even better, try to apply when there is a good chance of rain in the next day.

For best results, apply once at the beginning of spring, around March 1, and apply it again around the 1st of June.

Where Can I Buy It?

Most lawn and garden centers will carry this great organic weed control product. If you can't find it locally, or would like to order it online, either from our Store or this link to Corn Gluten.

Green Living Rating 10*

Green Living Made Easy gives corn gluten 10 stars. This product has allowed us to do away with all the herbicides that we used in our lawn and garden. It's easy to apply and it's reasonably priced. We feel good about using this green product and it's extremely effective.

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