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safe weed killer (by dino [CA]) Jun 24, 2019 2:55 AM
       safe weed killer (by FabricGal [CA]) Jun 24, 2019 4:35 AM
       safe weed killer (by plenty [MO]) Jun 24, 2019 7:00 AM
       safe weed killer (by NE [PA]) Jun 24, 2019 7:02 AM
       safe weed killer (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Jun 24, 2019 7:27 AM
       safe weed killer (by Tim [IN]) Jun 24, 2019 7:53 AM
       safe weed killer (by WMH [NC]) Jun 24, 2019 8:32 AM
       safe weed killer (by Nicole [PA]) Jun 24, 2019 9:02 AM
       safe weed killer (by Frank [NJ]) Jun 24, 2019 9:32 AM
       safe weed killer (by Rick [IN]) Jun 24, 2019 9:43 AM
       safe weed killer (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Jun 24, 2019 10:30 AM
       safe weed killer (by TIM [IN]) Jun 24, 2019 11:02 AM
       safe weed killer (by Frank [NJ]) Jun 24, 2019 12:09 PM
       safe weed killer (by CGB [MI]) Jun 24, 2019 12:46 PM
       safe weed killer (by MC [PA]) Jun 24, 2019 1:45 PM
       safe weed killer (by MC [PA]) Jun 24, 2019 1:45 PM
       safe weed killer (by LindaJ [NY]) Jun 24, 2019 9:22 PM
       safe weed killer (by Mike [NY]) Jun 25, 2019 8:49 AM
       safe weed killer (by WMH [NC]) Jun 25, 2019 10:06 AM
       safe weed killer (by dino [CA]) Jun 25, 2019 5:27 PM
       safe weed killer (by dino [CA]) Jun 25, 2019 5:27 PM
       safe weed killer (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Jun 25, 2019 7:36 PM
       safe weed killer (by Opinionated [NC]) Jun 25, 2019 7:45 PM
       safe weed killer (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jun 25, 2019 9:30 PM
       safe weed killer (by Tim [IN]) Jun 25, 2019 10:05 PM
       safe weed killer (by Busy [WI]) Jun 26, 2019 1:54 AM
       safe weed killer (by LindaJ [NY]) Jun 26, 2019 7:26 AM
       safe weed killer (by Busy [WI]) Jun 26, 2019 10:32 AM
       safe weed killer (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 29, 2019 12:53 PM
       safe weed killer (by Tim [IN]) Jun 29, 2019 1:06 PM
       safe weed killer (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 29, 2019 7:35 PM
       safe weed killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Jul 7, 2019 12:16 AM
       safe weed killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Jul 7, 2019 12:22 AM
       safe weed killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Jul 7, 2019 12:35 AM
       safe weed killer (by Busy [WI]) Jul 7, 2019 3:22 AM
       safe weed killer (by dino [CA]) Jul 7, 2019 6:29 PM
       safe weed killer (by Tim [IN]) Jul 7, 2019 8:19 PM
       safe weed killer (by Busy [WI]) Jul 8, 2019 9:56 AM
       safe weed killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Jul 8, 2019 3:56 PM
       safe weed killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Jul 8, 2019 4:04 PM
       safe weed killer (by Bill [IN]) Jul 13, 2019 4:54 PM
       safe weed killer (by dino [CA]) Jul 14, 2019 5:45 PM

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safe weed killer (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 2:55 AM
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With all the legal issues and potential health issues regarding Roundup weed killer, can anyone recommend an effective and safe weed killer for use around the apartment building?

--142.129.xxx.x




safe weed killer (by FabricGal [CA]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 4:35 AM
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I've used boiling-hot salty water for very small areas, but not for a whole front yard--unfortunately then you're salting the soil.

I've also used industrial strength home and garden vinegar (look on Amazon). This is not the stuff you use on salads! Avoid inhaling or getting it close to your face, as it will feel like it's burning off any nasal hair you have! Again, this could be a problem with your adding this to your soil.

The most effective way is to pull out the weeds by the root. This is best done after a rain, and with the proper tool. If the weeds are invasive, like oxalis, they'll never go away. --68.8.xxx.xxx




safe weed killer (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 7:00 AM
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Carolyn use to use a flame thrower. Fire maybe not be as safe as weed killer. Why dont you think over the counter weed killer is unsafe for apartment buildings? For yards I use the kind from Lowes that doesn't kill the grass. For sidewalks i just use table salt in the cracks. A little exercise is good for pulling up roots after a rain... walk, bend, pull. --99.203.xx.x




safe weed killer (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 7:02 AM
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What's the big deal with roundup? I use it at my house. --50.32.xx.xxx




safe weed killer (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 7:27 AM
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Epson salts and vinegar in a pump jug works for us --24.62.xxx.xxx




safe weed killer (by Tim [IN]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 7:53 AM
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Round up is your safest, best herbicide. The whole vinegar solution is a joke. Flamethrower, fun to play with... But if the weed is big, you just burn the top off and it grows back. Next best chemical is more dangerous than round up. Just apply according to label. Don't drink it, don't take a shower in it ;)

Fyi: 2000 Purdue University graduate, agriculture economy with a lot of classes in agronomy. One class was just on weed chemicals... How they work, what they kill, dangers, benefits.... --107.77.xxx.xxx




safe weed killer (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 8:32 AM
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Read the recent developments about Round-up. --50.82.xxx.xx




safe weed killer (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 9:02 AM
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WMH - I don't think a little personal use is the issue. I had about 70 acres of invasives commercially sprayed two summers ago. They used a machine that basically looked like a tank. It shot mist out perhaps 50ish feet each direction. The men used no masks or facial covers. I'd imagine those are the ones potentially getting cancer, not a little hand sprayer in the yard. --72.70.xxx.xx




safe weed killer (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 9:32 AM
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I am with NE on this. You really need to go with the brush weed killer called Garlon. Google details and buy at Amazon or at locals Ag supply. I used to beat back a bamboo invasion. Do not waste time with big box store wash solutions. The above is industrial grade --174.225.xxx.xx




safe weed killer (by Rick [IN]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 9:43 AM
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Roundup works well and is safe as used. For broad-leaf weeds and small shrubs, 2-4D works well also. Cheap rock salt works well too. --68.51.xx.x




safe weed killer (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 10:30 AM
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Round up has glyposate, which causes lymphomic cancer. After my brush with death I'm avoiding such things, or if I can't I wear a mask and robber gloves.

Here in the desert we don't have grass, but weeds in the decorative gravel is a mess if it gets out of control. In areas where we will never plant we scatter water softner salt granules like grass seed. Basically salting the earth. Privides multi year weed reduction. But NOTHING will grow!

We spot spray every few weeks or a few days after rain, keepsnour yards weeds free.

--47.216.xx.xxx




safe weed killer (by TIM [IN]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 11:02 AM
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WMH- I'll take my Purdue University education over what CA courts say. Like I said, apply according to label. The guy that got cancer... he basically took a shower in it. Didn't go and take an actual shower to clean it off right away. Applied it without protective gear. hello, common sense people!! His lawsuit should be with the employer, not Monsanto/bayer..

Use some common sense. Example: Advil is fine. but don't take 15 pills/day for long periods. Causes stomach ulcers. So we should ban Advil? --66.170.xx.xxx




safe weed killer (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 12:09 PM
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on check-out line last year at Loews and saw a Roundup display. Looked at the concentration of the active ingredient.

New & Improved???? HaH! 1% of the killer the rest was water & a surfactant. Not worth the $ or the trouble.

As stated above....read the labeling, follow the instructions and do not drink it. --74.105.xxx.xxx




safe weed killer (by CGB [MI]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 12:46 PM
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Google Tenacity. Expensive but will kill absolutely every single weed you have and can be applied if you are overseeding. --73.145.xxx.xx




safe weed killer (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 1:45 PM
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If you are concerned with children/pets..Leave a note on the door for each tenant that a chemical was applied and to stay off the area for several days. Really, once the product is dry, you are ok-of course, don't eat the weeds, etc. I am not paying twice the amount for a product so my tenants "won't get cancer". Use anything as directed-if you want to suit up, go for it. I generally just wash my hands after applying. Disclaimer: I don't want any of my tenants to get cancer, etc. --73.230.xxx.xx




safe weed killer (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 1:45 PM
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If you are concerned with children/pets..Leave a note on the door for each tenant that a chemical was applied and to stay off the area for several days. Really, once the product is dry, you are ok-of course, don't eat the weeds, etc. I am not paying twice the amount for a product so my tenants "won't get cancer". Use anything as directed-if you want to suit up, go for it. I generally just wash my hands after applying. Disclaimer: I don't want any of my tenants to get cancer, etc. --73.230.xxx.xx




safe weed killer (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 9:22 PM
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I am good with roundup. Dries in 15 minutes. Kills down to the root. I don't spray it on myself, I spray the weeds. For poison ivy and other brush, one of the brush killers will work. Just do it when it is needed and only where it is needed. --108.4.xxx.xx




safe weed killer (by Mike [NY]) Posted on: Jun 25, 2019 8:49 AM
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"Advil is fine. but don't take 15 pills/day for long periods. Causes stomach ulcers. So we should ban Advil? "

No not a ban but most users don't know that it doesn't take that much OR that long to do a lot of harm, Can effect liver, kidneys and cause congestive heart failure.

"What is powerful for good can be potent for evil" Pathologist William Boyd --96.236.xxx.xx




safe weed killer (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 25, 2019 10:06 AM
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"Advil is fine. but don't take 15 pills/day for long periods. Causes stomach ulcers. So we should ban Advil? "

New information suggests that the dosages of NSAIDs in "Extra Strength" anything are far too high. Tylenol, especially, is deadly. And a lot of people have no idea.

Costco has stopped selling Round-Up. --50.82.xxx.xx




safe weed killer (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Jun 25, 2019 5:27 PM
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I never said I had any objection to over the counter weed killer. I asked for an alternative to the one that just had a monetary judgement of a few hundred million dollars awarded against it. I have no idea whether it is more or less safe than other products on the shelf but why would I gamble if I don't need to.

So, anyone care to suggest some other commercial product you have had success with instead of looking for an argument about what caused the guy's cancer. Sheeeeeesh, give it a break people.

--142.129.xxx.x




safe weed killer (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Jun 25, 2019 5:27 PM
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I never said I had any objection to over the counter weed killer. I asked for an alternative to the one that just had a monetary judgement of a few hundred million dollars awarded against it. I have no idea whether it is more or less safe than other products on the shelf but why would I gamble if I don't need to.

So, anyone care to suggest some other commercial product you have had success with instead of looking for an argument about what caused the guy's cancer. Sheeeeeesh, give it a break people.

--142.129.xxx.x




safe weed killer (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Jun 25, 2019 7:36 PM
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AGAIN - go get some epson salts and mix it with a gallon of apple vinegar from the supermarket - Get a $10 pump sprayer from Lowes and spray when no precipitation is expected

I have been saving BIG $$$$$ for decades

If you simply experiment with it for under $15 you will learn for yourself and save a bundle --24.62.xxx.xxx




safe weed killer (by Opinionated [NC]) Posted on: Jun 25, 2019 7:45 PM
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Garlon mentioned earlier is effective for brush-- but not effective for killing grass. --66.44.xxx.xxx




safe weed killer (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jun 25, 2019 9:30 PM
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Dino,

From my landscaping guy:

#1 is Roundup - the "year long" label. He hits our fence rows in Spring and again in Fall.

Primetrol(spelling?) concentrate from Rural King farm supply store. POTENT STUFF! Use caution when mixing to avoid fumes and splashing.

NO to Burnout, new at Lowes. The weeds turn brown in an hour but come right back with the next rain. Plus it stinks really badly!

Spectricide - the tops turn brown in a day or two but does not kill the root so they come right back.

BRAD

--73.102.xxx.xxx




safe weed killer (by Tim [IN]) Posted on: Jun 25, 2019 10:05 PM
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Here is an alternative... Some generic dicamba (aka 2,4-d) and mix with some Select herbicide. Dicamaba will kill the broad-leaves and select will kill the grass. Just a warning, on hot humid days... Dicamaba like to "walk" off as a gas state. Will do damage down the where the wind blows. Round up won't...

There is liberty (glusinfite) or Interline at rural king. It's kind of like round up, just doesn't locate to the roots as good. But it kills all (non-elective). Does that help? --166.216.xxx.xxx




safe weed killer (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2019 1:54 AM
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Boiling hot water.

If you don’t pour it on the tenants, it is perfectly isafe. --70.92.xxx.xxx




safe weed killer (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2019 7:26 AM
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Too much of anything is not good. Even Kale and Broccoli and vinegar. The person that won the lawsuit pretty much was drenched in the stuff daily. Judicial use of the product to knock down weeds along a sidewalk or fence line should not be a problem.

Sometimes you just have to use the stuff that works the best, but only as much as needed. Don't over use it. --108.4.xxx.xx




safe weed killer (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2019 10:32 AM
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At my rentals, I am working towards reducing yard maintenance. Two rows of running bond pavers separate the grass from mulched beds. Plants in mulched beds are planted thickly, so plants overlap, shading out weeds. Along the chain link fences, I will ( eventually) run a soldier row of pavers underneath the chain link. Each spring, I but a couple of yards of mulch and top off the mulch at the rentals. At One house, a neighbor gave me one of his homemade dandelion diggers; I showed the tenant how to use it. She does! That neighbor has now been making and giving out the dandelion diggers to neighbors up and down the street. They are using them!

And get one of those kitschy old lady bending over pulling weeds cutouts. They usually come wearing a polka dot dress. I have a living one, those work best. Of course, mine doesn’t wear polka dots, and her name is ....Busy..... --70.92.xxx.xxx




safe weed killer (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 29, 2019 12:53 PM
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This past month, some 44 years after the war, Blue water Navy sailors won a case saying agent orange could have caused them cancer.

Where Round Up isn't as nearly strong as agent orange - it serves the same function. So if you are asking yourself if there is something safer than Round Up........perhaps you will need to wait 44 more years to find out if that replacement item is safer --24.101.xxx.xx




safe weed killer (by Tim [IN]) Posted on: Jun 29, 2019 1:06 PM
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Agent Orange is basically a 2,4-d. Same basic chemical you spray to kill brush or dandalions in the yard. Ponder that one guys?

No matter what herbicide you use.... Read, understand, and follow directions on the label. You do that, it will be safe to use with no health effects. --107.77.xxx.xxx




safe weed killer (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 29, 2019 7:35 PM
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Sounds a bit silly......

but we are looking for a safer poison.

I am with you Tim. Directions go a long way --24.101.xxx.xx




safe weed killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2019 12:16 AM
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If you handle the Dandelions right and make a decent wine out of them and have a few glasses ,you probably won’t see the rest of the weeds,I suppose,,if you mixed Advil in water and used in a cheap sprayer it would probably do the same thing,otherwise regular dishwashing liquid would work............Charlie...............as far as using Bushmills...Blackbush is best,,but you have to sip it,just like Drambue................... --32.214.xxx.xx




safe weed killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2019 12:22 AM
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If you wont’ listen to me,then what Busy and FabGal suggests........Charlie......ShinE........... --32.214.xxx.xx




safe weed killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2019 12:35 AM
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Oh!dont forget the Woman’s Soccer Final tomorrow morning at 11 am I usually dont’ get Up that early.in this case I’ll make an exception,but don’t be surprised if the results aren’t what you expected Those Dutch Girls are tough,So are all of us foreigners........just saying.......Charlie........... --32.214.xxx.xx




safe weed killer (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2019 3:22 AM
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Charlie, my son and his wife just brought their first bottle of dandelion wine for tasting. That sure makes me appreciate all those blooms. --208.54.xx.xxx




safe weed killer (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2019 6:29 PM
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I'm a little surprised my question generated so many responses.

I've tried some of the natural remedies but they have been less effective than I had hoped. I can see why many might still stick with Roundup from their past success.

I realize it will be more costly to hire someone to actually pull the weeds from the root but I'm tempted to take a look at that option. Thanks for all the responses.

--142.129.xxx.x




safe weed killer (by Tim [IN]) Posted on: Jul 7, 2019 8:19 PM
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Instead of waiting to see the weed Dino... You might want to try Preen. Kills the weed right after it germinates. Safe chemical.

All those natural remedies make me laugh. It probably works, but you have to literally dump it on. Where as round up, barely a mist and the weed dies.... --107.77.xxx.xxx




safe weed killer (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2019 9:56 AM
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Dino, I mentioned this before in other discussions of landscape, but it’s worth repeating: take a close look at what very attractive businesses in your area have for landscaping. They want attractive, but easy, easy, easy to maintain. They want cost-effective. They’ve worked with landscape designers to get ‘ right plant, right place,’ where the plants do a better job of crowding out weeds.

In my part of the country, that usually involves a liberal application of mulch each spring, coppicing the shrubs every few years, occasional soil drench for pests, and applications of fertilizer, along with a well-timed program of weed control spray. But, the key is, it’s a whole, integrated approach. Cannot just plant the same plant and expect the same results, need the fertilizer, the mulch, the pruning, et cetera. --70.92.xxx.xxx




safe weed killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2019 3:56 PM
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No matter what you use, you still have to have that other thing mixed with it,where I come from in Derry and it’s called the same here” Common Sense”..................Charlie............ --32.214.xxx.xx




safe weed killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Jul 8, 2019 4:04 PM
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Fabric Gal, where I come from,they’d say you were the salt of the Earth and in a way,You Are!...........Charlie........... --32.214.xxx.xx




safe weed killer (by Bill [IN]) Posted on: Jul 13, 2019 4:54 PM
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I was out spraying the other day and the hose sprung a leak and sprayed all over me. I got home in about 15 minutes and hope it has no effect on me. I know it can be dangerous and was very concerned about that fact. I spray at least 3 times a year, none of this stuff seems to last more than about 60-70 days and then time to respray. I question it as I get older and hope I keep on getting older. --68.39.xxx.xx




safe weed killer (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Jul 14, 2019 5:45 PM
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The handyman just finished with the weed wacker. I'll just spray next time before they get so big and ugly. I just didn't want to leave the weeds out there until they died after spraying. They just looked really bad and had to go now.

I do think I'll use one of the preventive type weed killers this time and see how it works.

--142.129.xxx.x



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