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Old 08-09-2013, 07:34 AM
 
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Re-read OP. He wants "NOTHING" to grow.

Is it your property in question?

No? Then calm down and MYOB.

OP: Sow it with salt and be done. Oh, and add some poison like methyl bromide for good measure. Gasoline also kills grass too, perhaps with a twist of vinegar.

Nothing will grow.
Oh, so we're not supposed to care about anyone's property but our own? We're not supposed to slap down patently irresponsible advice on these forums? We're not supposed to be concerned with how others POLLUTE the ground? Do you think you are onlyadvising the OP? Do yourealize these forums are public and someone might make the stupid mistake of taking your advice?

If you want nothing to grow and never want to maintain a weed-free area, you are a terrible (and lazy) caretaker of the earth. Mind my own business? The way people treat the ground is everybody's business. No, I will not shut up.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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Oh, so we're not supposed to care about anyone's property but our own? We're not supposed to slap down patently irresponsible advice on these forums? We're not supposed to be concerned with how others POLLUTE the ground? Do you think you are onlyadvising the OP? Do yourealize these forums are public and someone might make the stupid mistake of taking your advice?

If you want nothing to grow and never want to maintain a weed-free area, you are a terrible (and lazy) caretaker of the earth. Mind my own business? The way people treat the ground is everybody's business. No, I will not shut up.
Eventually these people will wear you down. The amount of stupidity is unbelievable. I try to set the record straight at least once, but I've learned that if these people want to argue with you, you might as well might as well ignore them after you make a post.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:38 AM
 
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If we were talking about a matter of opinion, Rtom, I'd agree with you. But we are arguing facts, science, and moral responsibility to the environment. People are entitled to their opinions, but not their own facts. I'm not getting worn down, believe me. I sure don't want anyone to read such awful advice a year from now and then kill off a large area of ground with the pollutants suggested.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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If we were talking about a matter of opinion, Rtom, I'd agree with you. But we are arguing facts, science, and moral responsibility to the environment. People are entitled to their opinions, but not their own facts. I'm not getting worn down, believe me. I sure don't want anyone to read such awful advice a year from now and then kill off a large area of ground with the pollutants suggested.

This is how I feel about roundup.
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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[/b] This is how I feel about roundup.
That's okay. Just keep spraying vinegar.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:18 AM
 
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Oh, so we're not supposed to care about anyone's property but our own?
it is called private property you know.


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If you want nothing to grow and never want to maintain a weed-free area, you are a terrible (and lazy) caretaker of the earth. Mind my own business? The way people treat the ground is everybody's business. No, I will not shut up.
I doused an area next to a retaining wall with salt and its barren as can be, which is how I wanted it. Weeds in the gap between the wall and the driveway were unsightly and now they're not a problem anymore.

Because you know, it's my dirt to do with as I please.

You want to drive here to hand-pick weeds for me, go ahead.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:51 PM
 
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First of all, it's not "dirt", it's "soil". And secondly, there are ordinances governing what you can and cannot do on any property, even your own. They're called environmental regulations. I'm sure chemical manufacturers and hog farmers would just LOVE to be able to do whatever they wanted on their land. But guess what? Nature doesn't recognize property lines. If someone comes to this forum and see that salt or gasoline can be dumped on the ground to kill it and everything that lives in it, they might not see you as the irresponsible homeowner that you are if the more sensible among us didn't speak up.

That's correct. I just called myself more sensible than you. And I don't weed by hand if I can avoid it. I spray glyphosate, much to the disgust of some posters who do hand pull. I have three acres. Believe me, I know how to deal responsibly with weeds, and YES -- GLYPHOSATE CAN BE USED RESPONSIBLY.
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Old 06-28-2016, 06:52 AM
 
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Lol- wow. This has been an entertaining thread to read. I have a softball field I build on private property where I take every kind of group from school children to scouts to church groups to foster care kids. I want weeds to stop growing in the clay/base paths of the field. I would like to use something serious to kill the weeds or poison the ground, but Tina has me scared that she will show up in protest our games. I have heard of Pramitol; does anyone know anything about this product?
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Big thumbs up to all of the people defending the environment on this thread. Even on your own property, you can cause damage to waterways, trees and the environment on properties even miles away.
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Old 06-28-2016, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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GOOD landscape fabric is worth the price, the cheap stuff, forget about it. You will always have something to pull, birds fly, wind blows and seeds may find a space with a little dirt, but for the most part, good landscape fabric can last 20 years and will keep the weeds at bay.

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