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Old 06-09-2012, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Round Up isn't safe anywhere.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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There's two kinds of Round Up -- one kills the current weed, one sterilizes the soil. It's sold as keeping the weeds at bay for 2 or 3 months. I wouldn't use it. Just get the kind that kills the weed that you spray it on. And as others have said, be careful that you don't get it on your flowers.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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There's two kinds of Round Up -- one kills the current weed, one sterilizes the soil. It's sold as keeping the weeds at bay for 2 or 3 months. I wouldn't use it. Just get the kind that kills the weed that you spray it on. And as others have said, be careful that you don't get it on your flowers.
Interesting, which one is it thatb sterilizes and what is the chemical ingrediant?
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:31 AM
 
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We need an offical roundup troll emoticon just for the Garden forum.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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What I don't understand is this,
If you spray a dangerous chemical, and the weed turns brown and dies,
Are you going to leave it there?
Are you going to have all the brown dead weeds in your flower beds?
You are?
You are not going to pull that out?
So why spray a dangerous chemical on the weed in the first place?
Don't have a garden if you don't want to pull weeds.
Dig out all the plants, and buy grass seed and grow grass instead.
Then your lawn guy will mow it.
You don't want to pull weeds right?
Plant grass, or buy a condo.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I have no brown dead anything in my flower beds.

And pulling does not get all the root; RoundUp does.

You are welcome to do my weeding anytime. Until then, RoundUp it is!

Plant grass? That is where the vast majority of our weeds are!
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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What I don't understand is this,
If you spray a dangerous chemical, and the weed turns brown and dies,
Are you going to leave it there?
Are you going to have all the brown dead weeds in your flower beds?
You are?
You are not going to pull that out?
So why spray a dangerous chemical on the weed in the first place?
Don't have a garden if you don't want to pull weeds.
Dig out all the plants, and buy grass seed and grow grass instead.
Then your lawn guy will mow it.
You don't want to pull weeds right?
Plant grass, or buy a condo.
There is a very easy answer to this: pulling the weeds, specially if the area is very large can be back breaking and take so long, that the first ones you pull are back before you get the rest out. By using weed killer, they are very easy to rake up after they have died. Not everything is as black and white as some might think. BTW, has anyone mentioned weeds get into grass as well. In fact we were just talking after church this morning, next spring we are going to re-plant our front yard cause it is nothing but a mixture of every weed known to our region. From a distance it is beautiful, up close it is awful, it is embarrassing. I will also add over the years, weeds get into rocks as well. This is why I say nothing is black and white and no solution works for everyone. Also you might want to remember, grass in a flower bed or veggy garden is a weed. A weed can be a number of plants. It is anything growing where it doesn't belong.

Nita
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:34 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Plant grass? That is where the vast majority of our weeds are!
Before this gets criticized...
I used a selective weed killer in the grass, targeting the specific weed.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I am getting weeds growing through the mulch and lifting their ugly head. They are just getting too many to pull by hand. These weeds crawled through 2 inches of mulch, tough little buggers.

Is it safe to spray round-up on weeds without hurting my plants & trees? I worry if the chemical will stay in the soil and get soaked up by the plants I want to keep and killing them instead.

TIA.
Yes. Roundup has a specific target. Read on the bottle as to how it actually works. It will kill a tender flower but not a woody shrub. Guess I need to charge the camera battery and get out to take some photos after spraying at a place I'm trying to clean up.....
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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We need an offical roundup troll emoticon just for the Garden forum.
I got to amen this one. To many make assumptions and we know what that word starts with. They taught me that at college. I just got to take photos of the shrubs that Roundup was used around. Oh and around an orange tree and an oak tree. Dead weeds hit young just turn to mulch. No problem. Roundup. The back bone saver.
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