I recently read that vinegar can be used on weeds. Bought 3 gallons,
put it in a sprayer, and the weeds (dandelions) turned dead & yellow
within 48 hours. Amazing, and even safer (if you drank it) than
bleach or diesel fuel. It's a contact killer, though, so it will also
take out any grass it touches, to a lesser extent.
However, the notion that the spot use of diesel for weeds is a
horrible environmental pollutant reminded me of this:
replying to rogerfisher , I am more enviromentally conscious than a lot of
people, as I don't drive a SUV wrote:
Diesel fuel is an excellent weed killer. Try mixing it 50 / 50 with used motor
oil from your car, & it will kill any pesky weeds, & keep them dead. The people
who like to claim how they have gone "green", & are crying about how it is
harmful to the environment, are the very same people who are driving around in
behemoth SUV's that get 12 mpg.
replying to rogerfisher, Doc wrote:
Absolutely. If you put it on heavy enough after the second application (6 months
apart) you may be able to go for a full year with little or no regrowth. Now
remember. Gravel drives can catch seeds blown in from anywhere. So there is a
possibility that something will blow in and try to root but the soil will not
let it get a hold and will die or be kicked out of the ground with little
trouble. Fence lines and fence posts once heavily treated did not grow back for
3 years at my place.
replying to rogerfisher, kitty wrote:
Sorry you can't get an answer to your/my question. People should just try
keeping their USELESS chatter to themselves if they don't actually have a
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