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Old 07-09-2011, 07:03 PM
 
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i use vinegar and it kills weeds in a few hours and keeps for about a month. more env. friendly than round up and perhaps cheaper. about $3 a gallon
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:56 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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What's the best way to permanently kill grass and weeds?

Napalm.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Although this is an old thread, I think it's very informative and got me thinking. Isn't there some trees that when planted nothing grows underneath. Maybe that's what we should do, plant more trees to get rid of grass and weeds.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Sherwood
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Happehart, you're such a darling.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Happehart, you're such a darling.
I try
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Thanks for both responses. We poured the Roundup 6 months ago but it came back. It would be too much work to do the cardboard mulch.

Roundup (active ingredient glysophate) needs to be applied according to the package directions to work properly. It is absorbed by the green growing foliage. Pouring it on the ground will have no effect. It is possible to mix it stronger than recommended, or even to use the concentrate straight from the bottle (painted on a newly cut tree stump, for instance, will keep the roots from resprouting). Other tips to maximize effectiveness are to use a bit of water soluble fertilizer with the product, and a touch of dish soap. . . . .the fertilizer speeds the uptake of the chemical, the soap will help to break down protective barriers that some plant leaves have.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I've poured bleach on them,sprayed with Roundup and poured bags of salt. They still survive. The city wants to fine me.

Its not near any environmentally sensitive area - they just need to be dead.
Move your yard to NWA with all our summer heat this year. It will be dead in no time.

Seriously, we have found the only way to control the weeds and grass is to use Round Up or something similar and re-spray every few months. This year I have the opposite problem in my produce garden. I have to keep it watered if we want to eat tomatoes, pepppers, etc but the more we water the more the grass is growning. I am not happy about this at all and now it is too hot to pull the weeds and grass out each day.

Nita
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:19 PM
 
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Default Salt Salt Salt!!

Salt the land,,,,,,,,and NOTHING will grow. Read your History books!
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Huntington, NY
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Although this is an old thread, I think it's very informative and got me thinking. Isn't there some trees that when planted nothing grows underneath. Maybe that's what we should do, plant more trees to get rid of grass and weeds.

Very little grows beneath Black Walnut trees
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Although this is an old thread, I think it's very informative and got me thinking. Isn't there some trees that when planted nothing grows underneath. Maybe that's what we should do, plant more trees to get rid of grass and weeds.
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Very little grows beneath Black Walnut trees
Coniferous trees such as spruce and pine seem to work well.
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