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Old 08-01-2015, 12:54 PM
 
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What is the best way to kill all plant life on a gravel driveway without using Roundup? I prefer to avoid using glyphosate.
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Old 08-01-2015, 12:59 PM
 
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Steam Cleaner (real commercial model not those heater/mister household units) using vinegar in the chemical injector.
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:06 PM
 
Location: NC
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While I have no qualms about using glyphosate, an alternative is to use a propane torch. It will be more work, but it is an accepted method, environmentally sound, and relatively simple. It will work for a driveway or sidewalk cracks, anywhere there are no combustables nearby.
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:18 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Move your driveway into my yard. I guarantee all 'plant life' will be gone in no time. All my gardens are nothing but one big wilt!
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:37 PM
 
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Pull it out before it goes to seed!
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:43 PM
 
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if you don't want chemicals, then the "weed burner" propane torch is the alternate solution.

the weeds will regrow and you'll have to do the burning again as needed.
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Old 08-01-2015, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I use a propane torch. It's fun!
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Old 08-01-2015, 04:00 PM
 
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I wonder if salt water would work?
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Just use Round-up, it's not gonna' kill you and it has no residual effect on the environment. Quick & e-z.
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Old 08-01-2015, 06:15 PM
 
Location: CasaMo
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Box blade.
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