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weed/grass killer (by J [FL]) Sep 15, 2020 8:31 AM
       weed/grass killer (by Homer [TX]) Sep 15, 2020 9:52 AM
       weed/grass killer (by PG [SC]) Sep 15, 2020 10:00 AM
       weed/grass killer (by Allym [NJ]) Sep 15, 2020 10:33 AM
       weed/grass killer (by J [FL]) Sep 15, 2020 10:45 AM
       weed/grass killer (by J [FL]) Sep 15, 2020 10:45 AM
       weed/grass killer (by Rick [IN]) Sep 15, 2020 11:23 AM
       weed/grass killer (by Frank [NJ]) Sep 15, 2020 1:15 PM
       weed/grass killer (by JKJ [MA]) Sep 15, 2020 2:47 PM
       weed/grass killer (by RR78 [VA]) Sep 15, 2020 4:08 PM
       weed/grass killer (by 6x6 [TN]) Sep 15, 2020 7:44 PM
       weed/grass killer (by Ken [NY]) Sep 15, 2020 9:04 PM
       weed/grass killer (by DJ [VA]) Sep 15, 2020 9:37 PM
       weed/grass killer (by Nicole [PA]) Sep 15, 2020 9:50 PM
       weed/grass killer (by RentsDue [MA]) Sep 15, 2020 10:03 PM
       weed/grass killer (by lynn [MA]) Sep 16, 2020 6:56 AM
       weed/grass killer (by J [FL]) Sep 16, 2020 10:00 PM
       weed/grass killer (by Small potatoes [NY]) Sep 16, 2020 11:11 PM
       weed/grass killer (by Still Learning [NH]) Sep 17, 2020 8:27 AM
       weed/grass killer (by Small potatoes [NY]) Sep 17, 2020 9:13 AM
       weed/grass killer (by Still Learning [NH]) Sep 17, 2020 10:36 AM
       weed/grass killer (by 6x6 [TN]) Sep 17, 2020 12:18 PM
       weed/grass killer (by Small potatoes [NY]) Sep 17, 2020 2:03 PM
       weed/grass killer (by Small potatoes [NY]) Sep 17, 2020 2:03 PM
       weed/grass killer (by Small potatoes [NY]) Sep 17, 2020 2:03 PM
       weed/grass killer (by 6x6 [TN]) Sep 17, 2020 7:08 PM
       weed/grass killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Sep 18, 2020 1:37 PM
       weed/grass killer (by 6x6 [TN]) Sep 18, 2020 2:54 PM
       weed/grass killer (by Small potatoes [NY]) Sep 19, 2020 2:36 PM
       weed/grass killer (by J [FL]) Sep 19, 2020 2:42 PM
       weed/grass killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Sep 20, 2020 2:38 AM
       weed/grass killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Sep 20, 2020 2:43 AM
       weed/grass killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Sep 20, 2020 2:46 AM
       weed/grass killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Sep 20, 2020 2:54 AM
       weed/grass killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Sep 20, 2020 3:09 AM

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weed/grass killer (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2020 8:31 AM
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I have an area in front of my home that is bordered by some decorative bricks. I would like to kill off everything that grows there (weeds) long term so that I can put mulch down and not worry about weeds for awhile. I've tried landscape fabric in the past but I hate that stuff and found it doesn't work perfectly.

Has anyone tried one of those products that claims it can prevent new weed growth for up to a year? They are expensive (about $40) but I thought maybe it would be worth trying.

--72.188.xxx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2020 9:52 AM
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I use RM 43. Doesn’t quite get a year, but easily about 8 months. I bought 2.5 gallons of concentrate for about $100 at tractor supply. I expect it will last me 2 years, before I run out. I really like it even thought it doesn’t get me a year. --66.169.xxx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by PG [SC]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2020 10:00 AM
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Pick up the highest percent of Glyphosate product you can get.

Best to go to a Knowledgeable farm supply dealer. Only problem is most of the containers is 2.5 gallons or larger - he may have a pint he could sell you - most of the time farm supply herbicide is stronger and will last longer.

Herbicide is expensive.

But a year - in my experience - I used to raise hay - NO herbicide last a year.

Good Luck --184.20.xxx.xx




weed/grass killer (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2020 10:33 AM
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Where I feed sunflower seeds to birds and squirrels Nothing grows. No weeds come through it and anything in that spot dies including small trees. Try a bag of sunflower seed and spread it there. It doesn't look to bad and you can cover it with a nice mulch but seeds will sprout in the mulch. Sunflower seed has nicotine in it so it might be that killing or preventing weeds. I ate preshelled toasted sunflower seeds to quit smoking after I cut back to very few cigarettes a day forty years ago. --71.104.xx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2020 10:45 AM
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Thanks. There is a product at Home Depot that claims it can prevent them for up to a year but I didn't really believe it. --72.188.xxx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2020 10:45 AM
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Thanks. There is a product at Home Depot that claims it can prevent them for up to a year but I didn't really believe it. --72.188.xxx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by Rick [IN]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2020 11:23 AM
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Rock salt. Cheap , found where water softener salt is sold. --50.229.xx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2020 1:15 PM
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Glyphosate will do the trick. Look for Garlon4 at an Ag supply. Use WHITE....not dyed red Kerosene as a surfactant air makes it stick to the area. Apply when no rain is expected for 3 to 5 days. Watch for overspray ondesiredfoliage. Tractor supply is in this area only 41%. I would not waste time on any Big Box products.

--174.225.xxx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2020 2:47 PM
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Yeah it works all season for me, but we have winter frost here so I can’t really say for sure if it lasts 12 months. But I don’t see anything where I spray it till the following spring. --70.20.xx.xx




weed/grass killer (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2020 4:08 PM
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Primatol

--73.40.xx.xx




weed/grass killer (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2020 7:44 PM
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Thick black plastic --73.120.xx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2020 9:04 PM
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Be careful with any of these chemicals,it can get into your water supply if you have a well and can cause cancer --104.229.xxx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2020 9:37 PM
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Roundup extended control

--70.160.xxx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2020 9:50 PM
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I agree with strongest glyphosate you can find. Mix it stronger than they say you should.

Lay down painters paper (you know the brown rolled stuff) and apply mulch on top of that.

Chemical should kill everything. Paper will rot in a year or so (dependent on your weather) but will hold down anything the chemicals miss. You will need to "touch up" every few years. --72.70.xxx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2020 10:03 PM
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I’ve tried a lot of these. The only one that worked was Ortho GroundClear. --68.118.xxx.xx




weed/grass killer (by lynn [MA]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 6:56 AM
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I found round up QuikPro and Spectracide weed killers work well. --66.30.xx.xx




weed/grass killer (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 10:00 PM
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Ortho Ground Clear was actually the one I was considering before I posted this. --72.188.xxx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2020 11:11 PM
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If you are talking about a small area then pick it loose and Rake out most of the weeds. Make sure it's level and cover w heavy cardboard. Treat the edge w vinegar weed killer which is white vinegar w any salt and a touch of dish soap(optional). You can find a recipe on older post here or elsewhere. The box stores have had 30% vinegar.

I use heavy cardboard to keep Japanese knotweed at bay, I just can't mulch the top or that will make soil for it to grow in.

There is also corn gluten which has natural pre-emergent inhibitors. You can find I believe on gardener's supply. No reason to use toxic stuff if you can avoid it. --99.203.xxx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 8:27 AM
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Small Potatoes, I tried the vinegar solution once this summer and my sprayer kept clogging (might need a new one). The landscape company about to do a permeable patio at my house said I will need to do that twice a year. They said to heat the vinegar solution to dissolve the salt. Do you heat it? --73.17.xx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 9:13 AM
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I used the high strength vinegar and cut it 50% w water that I did heat and add salt to. I only had last year's rock salt handy and was careful not to pour off the bottom of the container before I combined it. Suppose passing the solution through a sieve would help.

Any time you use a sprayer it should be thoroughly cleaned afterwards.the small Off the shelf ones don't last long. I sprung for a 4 gal backpack sprayer w pump bar from harbor freight. It was on sale and the same price as a medium handheld one from Lowes. Allows me to drive around and hit a few locations at once. I have to admit it's not my favorite task and as the season wore I did not keep up everywhere w it. --24.194.xxx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 10:36 AM
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Thank you for that information. I see a backpack sprayer in my future that I will clean after using. --73.17.xx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 12:18 PM
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Keep in mind that as Ken said these chemicals will cause cancer. Also putting down cardboard or paper and wood mulch will attract termites so I would not do this. I put down a thick black plastic and punch holes for the plants and then I put down pine needles as my mulch as the termites do not like pine needles and the acidity will also help with weed control. I don't see mulching around trees as a good idea either as it cause the roots to grow to the top of the ground. However I am not a gardener or landscaper. Just my experience and experiments. --73.120.xx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 2:03 PM
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6x I will disagree that cardboard will attract termites. J being in fla prolly has some kind of bug plan in place as well. Mulch should not be placed w/in 2" of tree trunks and ideally not mounded up like you see sometimes. Mulch helps retain moisture. To keep roots growing down deep infrequent watering is the key. Most folks water improperly. The ground should be wet (not leaves) and applied til it pools, then take the hose away. Reapply water til it doesn't drain right away. Never water in the middle of the day, it will put lawns/plants in shock. --24.194.xxx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 2:03 PM
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6x I will disagree that cardboard will attract termites. J being in fla prolly has some kind of bug plan in place as well. Mulch should not be placed w/in 2" of tree trunks and ideally not mounded up like you see sometimes. Mulch helps retain moisture. To keep roots growing down deep infrequent watering is the key. Most folks water improperly. The ground should be wet (not leaves) and applied til it pools, then take the hose away. Reapply water til it doesn't drain right away. Never water in the middle of the day, it will put lawns/plants in shock. --24.194.xxx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 2:03 PM
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6x I will disagree that cardboard will attract termites. J being in fla prolly has some kind of bug plan in place as well. Mulch should not be placed w/in 2" of tree trunks and ideally not mounded up like you see sometimes. Mulch helps retain moisture. To keep roots growing down deep infrequent watering is the key. Most folks water improperly. The ground should be wet (not leaves) and applied til it pools, then take the hose away. Reapply water til it doesn't drain right away. Never water in the middle of the day, it will put lawns/plants in shock. --24.194.xxx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 7:08 PM
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Thank you Small potatoes. I put mulch around some new trees that I planted as the nursery suggested which is in line with what you described. I then saw on a show later on how mulching around trees is not good as it causes the roots to come up to the top of the ground so I went and checked and sure enough they were right. They said that this would kill the trees so I removed the mulch and the trees are doing great. It could be different in Florida though. --73.120.xx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2020 1:37 PM
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If you can get your hands on an old flame thrower ,forget all the other garbage, fifteen minutes and you’re done,good for a year or longer,maybe an old government surplus place,if you can find one of those...........charlie --32.214.xxx.xx




weed/grass killer (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2020 2:54 PM
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Hadn't thought of that Charlie. I wouldn't do it too close to any buildings though. --73.120.xx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Sep 19, 2020 2:36 PM
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Charlie, the flame thrower is tedious work and not much fun on a hot summer day. I find it discolor the pavers sometimes for a period if time and w the deep rooted ones they are still alive deep down. Overall it is an option. --24.194.xxx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 19, 2020 2:42 PM
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I ended up buying Round Up Extended Control, sprayed it on yesterday. I'm not on well water so not concerned about contamination. --72.188.xxx.xxx




weed/grass killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Sep 20, 2020 2:38 AM
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Small potatoes,I think it would be a shock for the grass if I watered it at all. I do have a hose and it’s hooked up but that’s as far as it goes Let some one else do the honors............... Charlie.......besides the weather here in Connecticut is just too darned cold for that kind of nonsense...................? ? --32.214.xxx.xx




weed/grass killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Sep 20, 2020 2:43 AM
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Small Potatoes,Vinegar might do the trick,I know it goes good on French Fries.....................charie............ --32.214.xxx.xx




weed/grass killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Sep 20, 2020 2:46 AM
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Even at 4 in the morning...............?.....?.......? Or even later........much later --32.214.xxx.xx




weed/grass killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Sep 20, 2020 2:54 AM
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6 x 6, just make sure some one kept mailing in the insurance premiums.............charlie --32.214.xxx.xx




weed/grass killer (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Sep 20, 2020 3:09 AM
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Ken,Here in Connecticut The lads take care of the water.Lake Saltinstall.Keeps them busy.......charlie.......besides someone has to do it,so why not................?.....?......? --32.214.xxx.xx



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