- Feb 22, 2008
I live in a townhouse with a bricked in cobblestone patio and a small amount of lawn with a fence running along the back of the yard. beyond the fence is a pretty steep hill that angles down toward our yard, so every time it rains (which is often during Georgia springtime!), we wind up with water standing on the patio until it drains. along the back fence, there are several of those bushes that look like a mass of long skinny grass blades, and they''re fabulous at sucking up all the water that would otherwise flood our townhouse. my problem is this--other than those bushes, our entire yard is nothing but weeds--it looks like a cabbage patch out there! i''m afraid to use any form of weed killer because the bushes soak up all the water in the whole yard, and they really are the only thing that keeps our apartment from flooding when it rains. would using weed killer also kill our bushes, and if so, what do i do to get rid of the "cabbage patch" we have taking over our yard? thanks in advance for any help you guys can give me!