Creating essential habitat in our community for our vital & vulnerable pollinators
May 15th, 2020
Dealing with Weeds?
Ditch the Roundup for these herbicide alternatives!

  • Dig up what you can
  • Try vinegar solutions
    Vinegar products are a contact herbicide – they work most effectively on the above-ground leafy parts of annual weeds, and don’t work well at all on the roots. Part of the reason for this is vinegar products break down fairly rapidly in soil. With appropriate application, vinegar products should not affect soil pH for longer than a few days. It is still best to avoid spraying vinegar products in areas where amphibians might be hiding, as contact with high-concentration acids can harm them.

    Consider spraying with 20% - 30% vinegar available at a hardware store (if the normal 5% vinegar doesn’t work). Put in a quart spray bottle using gloves and goggles, and add 2 tsp liquid dish detergent (Dawn works well). Apply on a sunny day to weeds between pavers of stone walkway, on driveways, and in other small areas.  Respray in two weeks if needed.

  • Smother weeds
    In your garden closely space plants (see recommended distances) and use a mulch
    to deprive weeds of places to grow.  In the case of a stone walkway, put landscaping cloth down before placing stones. You can also smother weeds by covering with cardboard and then mulch.
  •  Rent a goat to eat the invasives
    Goats eat most weeds and invasive plants. There are companies that rent goats specifically to clear areas of weeds and invasive plants.

  • Plant aggressive native plants
    Once an area is clear of weeds/invasives consider planting the area with aggressive native plants such as hay-scented fern or goldenrod, these plants can outcompete weeds and invasive plants.
A quick internet search will give you a lot more information.
New Website Coming Next Week!
Stay tuned for our new and improved website launching next week!
Joining the Pathway
There are two ways you can join the pathway:
  1. Commit to being herbicide-free, plant native plants and be added to our email list to stay up to date on all our upcoming events and offered resources.
  2. Have you already done everything in step one? Add your property to our map! To be added to our map make sure to include your street address on the sign-up form.
  3. Extra credit: Encourage your friends and neighbors to Join the Pathway!
Click here to Join the Pathway!
Why sharing our pathway efforts with your neighbors matters! 

The Woodstock Pollinator Pathway's main goal is to build a "pathway" of closely connected pollinator-friendly habitats, neighborhood by neighborhood.  Many pollinators cannot fly far without access to food and shelter. And our individual yards are part of a larger ecosystem that pollinators need to move around in. A pathway creates connected pollinator-friendly areas in our own and our neighbors' yards. It is vital to our efforts to ask you to speak to your neighbors and encourage them to join this effort.  
In Case You Missed it!

Did you know the Woodstock NY Pollinator Pathway has a YouTube channel! All of our video resources and recorded webinars are now available in one place. Check out our YouTube channel here

Recorded Webinars: Video Resources:
Pollinator Garden Talk: Planning Your Garden Q&A with Experts
When making a donation please make note the donation is for the Pollinator Pathway.
Join the pathway & find resources at our website
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