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Old 10-30-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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I've conqured my grass by:

removing topsoil- only do this in areas you want to put stone or something down...

smother the crap out of it- I didn't rake for 2 years and now have no grass

drive a car over the spot over and over- park there for a year

Ambulances are good to kill grass-but not advised.
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:25 AM
 
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"Nature abhors a vacuum"....if you have bare ground, it will soon be filled, and the others posters have already explained how this happens.

Someone said weeds will sprout in mulch, and this is true to a certain extent, but they will not sprout as readily as they will on bare ground, and if they do they are easy to pull up because their roots are in the loose mulch. I've found that not much will sprout on top of a heavy pine straw mulch, though. Once you've done the Roundup again, pile on the pine straw and it will probably last for a couple of years before you have to "top it off" again. If anything comes up in it and you don't want to actually have to bend down and pull something up, just go out with the Roundup and give it a little squirt.
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:00 PM
 
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"What's the best way to permanently kill grass ?"

Plant it in our yard..time tested proven method...
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:31 PM
 
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LOL!!!! That's the best answer yet!
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Stt and Chessie mom - read the entire thread. I didn't expect much from Roundup - see where it was recommended to me
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:22 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Stt and Chessie mom - read the entire thread. I didn't expect much from Roundup - see where it was recommended to me
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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A strange post and good answers, isn't it all about maintenance?

Green stuff is perpetual, weeds or stuff you want and all requires some sort of care, maintenance and yes what my neighbor calls the "W" word, Work!

I'm not the greatest gardener or yard person but nothing is permanent or perfect, I can pull or roundup weeds and they come back eventually.
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:11 PM
 
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I can't imagine a worst thing than having bare ground with NOTHING growing on it. What would keep the dirt from blowing around in a strong breeze? Or from being a mud hole everytime it rained. It seems to me that your city would prefer that you just keep everything cut to a reasonable height.

I am curious as to why they don't want any grass or weeds. Are all the houses in your area bothered with the same problem? What do others do?
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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Use this...there is no substitute!!!

Weed Dragon Propane Torch Kit - All Natural Chemical Free Weed Control & More. The perfect weed burner for home and garden.

The posts about constant maintenance are correct...weeds will come back eventually. The weed dragon is the only thing I have used that works without chemicals...and its very manly :-)

Or...you can try full strength vinegar available at many garden centers
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Why I want to kill weeds. The lot is in an area I don't visit often,yet its barely worth keeping however the city its in will fine and make me pay huge fees if they mow it.

What about cementing over the cracks? I will have other area to deal with though.
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