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Old 09-15-2019, 12:28 PM
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I've been trying to use non-Monsantos herbacide around the house. None of this is a critical application, I just would prefer the convenience of a spray on product as opposed to spending the time manually pulling weeds. For the past few months I have been trying white vinegar mixed with dish soap. It does seem to "cling" reasonably well but the most effect I have seen has been some minor scorching on some plants- not even all of them. Is there a more effective mixture out there?

Ideally I would be using this not just for driveway weeds and such but also around our deck. I planted a couple of mint plants around the edges of our deck to discourage mosquitoes as well as to use in beverages. While they are growing great, there is still a large amount of competition from pre-existing weeds.
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20% Omri Listed Horticulture Vinegar Weed Killer
https://greengobbler.com/products/20...2d0d9db3&_ss=r

Works well

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I have 30% vinegar but haven't had a chance to use it yet as it keeps raining


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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How about a flame thrower?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Origi...RoCfnQQAvD_BwE


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My mom tried various vinegar concoctions for a long time with very poor results.Very odd,but about a year later it started working.Ironically,it was about the same week I bought some round=up and started getting up at 6 a.m.
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My mom tried various vinegar concoctions for a long time with very poor results.Very odd,but about a year later it started working.Ironically,it was about the same week I bought some round=up and started getting up at 6 a.m.
Dont know what you were using but i have been killing weeds with 20% vinegar concentrate on my acreage for the last year.

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I've laid small piece of roofing square felt paper on top of weedy areas of lawn weighted down by a few stones and just left it there in the hot sun for 2 or 3 days. It burns the weeds underneath pretty effectively without putting anything into the topsoil.

Although I do like JustMe's recommendation for instant relief of frustration.
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There is this stuff.

https://ecoorganicgarden.com.au/prod...SAAEgLxfvD_BwE

Costs more than the knock off round up product locally, but works really quickly on weeds.

Not sure if it is available outside of Australia
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I've been trying to use non-Monsantos herbacide around the house. None of this is a critical application, I just would prefer the convenience of a spray on product as opposed to spending the time manually pulling weeds. For the past few months I have been trying white vinegar mixed with dish soap. It does seem to "cling" reasonably well but the most effect I have seen has been some minor scorching on some plants- not even all of them. Is there a more effective mixture out there?

Ideally I would be using this not just for driveway weeds and such but also around our deck. I planted a couple of mint plants around the edges of our deck to discourage mosquitoes as well as to use in beverages. While they are growing great, there is still a large amount of competition from pre-existing weeds.
Use gasoline but be careful. Because of the danger I almost never use it. If I am throwing away old gasoline from last year or something, I will put it on or around something I really want to kill.

IMO the cancer from Round-Up is a result of high concentrations used to make large quantities without following safety precautions.

I always spray herbicides or insecticides last and shower immediately.
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We use heat. A torch can be used to bring the oils out of the weed, and you repeat this process over the course of a few days to a week. Eventually the weed dries up and dies all the way down to the root. If you are in a survival instance, a fire torch would work fine.
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I am fighting English ivy that got away from me big time. The only thing that I have found that works on it is Crossrow Herbicide (2,4-d and Triclopyr) I mix some generic Roundup with it to kill anything else in its path. So far so good.
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