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    Weed Killer that Actually Works!

    Fed up with Nambi Pambi safe for the environment stuff and have been for a long time. I have weeds and other things growing around and behind my shed and else where, I just want it All Gone. I can buy the Ortho Ground Clear and it takes 24 Oz of the stuff to a gallon of water and the jug is $42 and its only a gallon. So you can rack up a $100 in a hurry.

    What are you folks using?
    Retired Guy- Central Iowa.HVAC/R , Cloudray Galvo Fiber , -Windows 10

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    For weeds I've been using RoundUp. I have something else for brush. RoundUp doesn't kill brush very well.

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    Lawn mower, weed whacker, hoe and roto tiller for me!

    This parquat looks like it will meet your needs.

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    Triclopyr is in the arsenal here. It kills stuff that others don't. On the back of my truck stays three sprayers with Roundup, 2-4-D, and Triclopyr in growing season. I just buy the generics in large containers.
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    Thanks Tom for the useful post. I forgot I had an older bottle of Crossbow and I think its way past its expire date so I will order a new one.
    Retired Guy- Central Iowa.HVAC/R , Cloudray Galvo Fiber , -Windows 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill George View Post
    Thanks Tom for the useful post. I forgot I had an older bottle of Crossbow and I think its way past its expire date so I will order a new one.
    Use it up

    My wife is a "Lets try this magic/natural/do nothing stuff for ticks and weeds" I now tell her Ill do a special dance over the grass and get rid of the ticks. We dumped 1500 last year on tick control and ended up getting dozens of ticks on us. this year were at least back to the good stuff for ticks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice Mcmurry View Post
    Lawn mower, weed whacker, hoe and roto tiller for me!

    This parquat looks like it will meet your needs.

    Screen Shot 2024-06-27 at 12.19.30 PM.pnghttps://www.fbn.com/direct/product/w...sfrHksVtSG4ISk

    Ever try mowing behind a shed with a mower and its 90-95 degrees here, good weed wacker weather for a 80 year old guy.
    Retired Guy- Central Iowa.HVAC/R , Cloudray Galvo Fiber , -Windows 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill George View Post
    Ever try mowing behind a shed with a mower and its 90-95 degrees here, good weed wacker weather for a 80 year old guy.
    I am 60, My odds of living to be 80 are between 2.5% and 6%

    I see smaller quantities but can't find an add to cart option.
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    Mix the following ingredients together:

    4 cups (1 Litre) of white or pickling vinegar

    1/4 cup (50 mL) of table salt

    2 tsp (10 mL) of your favorite liquid dish soap

    Put this mixture into a spray bottle and spray it on your weeds when it is
    sunny and hot out.

    Remember, this formula really works and is only recommended for driveways,
    sidewalks and the like since it will kill vegetation like lawn grass, etc.

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    Generic Roundup with some dish soap surfactant. Big weeds I'll add some 2.4.d to the mix for quicker kill.

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    Bayer brush killer for heavy stuff, vines etc. Some stuff I put it on full strength. Spectracide ground clear with 3 months for weeds in beds. Ortho for lawn weeds. Brian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Howatt View Post
    Mix the following ingredients together:

    4 cups (1 Litre) of white or pickling vinegar

    1/4 cup (50 mL) of table salt

    2 tsp (10 mL) of your favorite liquid dish soap

    Put this mixture into a spray bottle and spray it on your weeds when it is
    sunny and hot out.

    Remember, this formula really works and is only recommended for driveways,
    sidewalks and the like since it will kill vegetation like lawn grass, etc.
    Wouldn't this be considered Nambi Pambi safe for the environment stuff ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Howatt View Post
    Mix the following ingredients together:

    4 cups (1 Litre) of white or pickling vinegar

    1/4 cup (50 mL) of table salt

    2 tsp (10 mL) of your favorite liquid dish soap

    Put this mixture into a spray bottle and spray it on your weeds when it is
    sunny and hot out.

    Remember, this formula really works and is only recommended for driveways,
    sidewalks and the like since it will kill vegetation like lawn grass, etc.
    This looks more like something for "spot control" than for a sizeable plot of land.
    Not saying in wouldn't work, but even in my small suburban tract house plot I use a 2 gal sprayer at least 3, maybe, 4 times to hit all the weeds.
    And yes, Roundup is the way to go.
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    Watch the math on the bottles. When I first bought roundup it was like 80%. then they went to high strength 65%. Then to super industrial commerical strength 50%. The strongest know is like 30-40%. Of course for each increase? They upped the price. So now I am paying double the price for less then half the product. The filler is just water?
    The calculators often get it wrong they say so many ounces per acre. But they really mean ounces of chemical not ounces of 1/2 way diluted cheimcals.
    Bill D

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    Yup you folks come on over with your spray bottles with vinegar and salt. I have a little over 1/3 acre with some Cockleburr and Thistle plus lots of volunteer woody plants. I use a pump up sprayer like Patty and sometimes it takes two refills. I can mow a lot of it, but behind the shed it’s a jungle.

    My wife tried the home mixed spray and I ended up putting down Scott’s Weed & Feed to get rid of the lawn dandelions.
    Retired Guy- Central Iowa.HVAC/R , Cloudray Galvo Fiber , -Windows 10

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