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paul.fr

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Anyone know a good weedkiller?
« on: 07/09/2008 17:24:38 »
The stronger the better.


 

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Anyone know a good weedkiller?
« Reply #1 on: 07/09/2008 17:58:17 »
SBK brushwood killer. [xx(]
 

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Anyone know a good weedkiller?
« Reply #2 on: 07/09/2008 19:31:31 »
Fire or a hoe.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 07/09/2008 19:57:28 »
"Systemic" types also kill the root to prevent regrowth.
Systemic weedkillers often include "glyphosate".
 

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« Reply #4 on: 07/09/2008 20:41:59 »
A goat, but they also make new deposits! :)
 

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« Reply #5 on: 08/09/2008 10:29:48 »
Sodium Chlorate is good, but you will get re-growth after a while.

As said, systemic weed killers containing glyphosate (eg Weedol) do a better job, but are very much more expensive and you may need to re-treat some stubborn weeds several times. It rather depends on what you want to kill. If you have a problem with Ground Elder, Ranunculus (Buttercup) or Japanese Knotweed, you may have a few years battle on your hands.
 

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