This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
As a weed destroyer, carbolic acid seems likely to prove a 'boon to gardeners. Such weeds as dandelions are killed by one application, the mode of applying it to destroy single plants being to make a hole in the crown with an iron point, and then to pour in a little of the liquid from a bottle. For paved yards, and also for garden paths, the,carbolic acid is mixed with from ten to fifty times its quantity of water in a bucket, according to its original strength, and applied with a brush or broom, or from a rose watering can; a sunny day being the best. - Florist and Pomologist.