We live on 5 acres and have it fenced off into two fields. We have 2 horses, one mini horse and two mini donkeys. We live in Central Florida so the soil is very sandy. The problem I have is our back field is overrun with weed type plants, mainly the one the locals call milkweed.
The plan is to kill the weeds, airiate the soil and plant bahaia grass seed. My problem is how do I go about killing the weeds off without making the soil toxic to the horses and donkeys?
Some people have suggested a mixture of dish soap and salt, guaranteed to kill the milkweed, safe for the animals, but nothing will ever grow again. So, I guees my only two choices are chemicals or pulling each one by hand. Pulling isn’t really an option. It’s 100 degrees outside, it’s 2 acres of milkweed and my back won’t take it. So, are there any chemicals that I can use to kill the weeds, not kill the animals or grass, that will allow seed to be planted afterwards?
Thanks in advance!