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Old 03-11-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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Have an entire yard full of 3ft tall weeds to get removed.
I tried manually getting out there and pulling them out, but its literally days worth of manual pulling on the yard size I have.

What other options do I have here to get it all clear?

Any tools that would help digging it out of the rocks? Whats the best strategy here?

Photo is only shows 1/8th of the yard size and some areas have even more in it.
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:54 AM
 
Location: NC
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Set your mower to high height, then mow them down. Follow that up by treating with Round-up herbicide using a battery operated back-pack sprayer, or hire someone to come in and do the same.
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:06 AM
 
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I wouldn't use a mower even on a high level. You'll be throwing rocks. You could try a weedeater. Then spray. Maybe a weed preventer in the spring. Was your surface properly prepared before you added rocks? You may need to add more rocks.
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Old 03-11-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: rain city
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This looks more like mulch than rocks?

At this point considering how big the weeds are, probably best to pull them up. Grab each plant in a bunch down around the soil line and pull it out. Could take some time and effort. I had a neighbor years ago who paid her kids 5 for every weed they pulled, they got the job done. Be sure to get all the roots.

Once done, if that is gravel, you can keep the new little weeds that will pop up burned off with a propane roofing torch (don't let the kids do this part). Set the flame very low and just skim across the top of the rocks burning the little weeds. This works, I've done it. Fast and easy, no chemicals. If this is wood chip mulch, the roofing torch is a no go.




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Old 03-11-2017, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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With that nice fence, just rent a couple of goats.
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Old 03-12-2017, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Have an entire yard full of 3ft tall weeds to get removed.
I tried manually getting out there and pulling them out, but its literally days worth of manual pulling on the yard size I have.

What other options do I have here to get it all clear?

Any tools that would help digging it out of the rocks? Whats the best strategy here?

Photo is only shows 1/8th of the yard size and some areas have even more in it.
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Old 03-12-2017, 04:24 PM
 
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Why in the world did you wait until now to decide to take action ?


I have a small rock area close to my house in the septic tank area and once a week I zap anything growing with RoundUP.
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Old 03-15-2017, 04:14 PM
 
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Why in the world did you wait until now to decide to take action ?


I have a small rock area close to my house in the septic tank area and once a week I zap anything growing with RoundUP.
Why? Maybe...
He just bought the place.
He's been working 80 hours a week.
He finally got back on his feet after the pneumonia.

I can think of a few more.
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Old 03-15-2017, 04:26 PM
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Mow. I mow over rocks on 5 and it's OK. Set deck to highest setting - well, mine are riding mowers - and do first run, then knock it down a notch. If you have push mower, then I am not sure, their settings are different.
Do you really want to smell that crap called Round Up and poison yourself, your family and soil for years?
Vinegar. 10% solution. Kills everything green fast and furious. Dissolves into CO2 and weak acid. Harmless. Yard smells like pickles for some time, that's about it.
Home Depot sells excellent roots pulling tool, I have two of those. Weed Hog I believe. Has retractable prongs that grab roots and you pull them out.
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Old 03-15-2017, 04:59 PM
 
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Why? Maybe...
He just bought the place.
He's been working 80 hours a week.
He finally got back on his feet after the pneumonia.

I can think of a few more.
Maybe lazy or not paying attention ?


He made the post and never returned.
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