I find the use of salt or glycophosphate totally reprehensible.
Any organic gardener would. We go to a lot of trouble to build soil and
the thought that someone would poison the soil because they couldn't
wait for the shade from the new deck to kill the grass defies the
imagination. Why not get a sheet of black plastic to cover the area. It
can't be more expensive that these numbskull ideas.
I am a sinner here this newsgroup, someday I hope to become a saint
through some sort of penitence. When I built my deck, I used "Ortho's
Total Kill", my sin. Then I purchased some "Road Tarp" which allows
water to drain and block weed growth, it is thicker than plain landscape
tarp. Landscape tarp may work as well. Plastic will not allow water to
drain trough. Then last but sure, just enough gravel/rocks to cover the
tarp, gravel helps keep the tarp from blowing or moving under the deck.
I find most little critters just do not like living on gravel.
I can just smell those steaks on that new grill on that new deck this
weekend hmmmm ....
Enjoy Life ... Dan
Email "dan lehr at comcast dot net". Text only or goes to trash automatically.
I'll tell you want did not work on Bermuda (Sahara) grass in the gravel
driveway. 2 treatments of Roundup. Concentrated vinegar from the local
Same grass always finds light, and grows in that direction. Will penetrate
vertically 16" in a pot with drain holes without ever seeing sunlight. Will
easily find light in spacing in decking planks. Will drape the
circumference of such a deck.
When did you apply it? Timing is everything when using glyphosate on
Bermuda. You need to apply it at the end of the season, when it's sending
food back to the rhizomes. At any other time, yup it's futile.
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