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Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:42 PM
Without killing the dog or the children? (especially the dog )
Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:59 PM
How long does boiling water take to kill the weeds? How much water do you need? Will it work in soil as well? Or just pavers?
I have lots of weeds to!
Posted 27 October 2009 - 08:02 PM
I use boiling water for the weeds in the pavers, it kills the floppy ones straight away, hardier weeds I find it doesnt kill. Havent tried it in the garden beds though. I'm sure there was a mix of vinegar, water and dishwashing liquid or something that kills them too, maybe do a search on google.
Posted 27 October 2009 - 08:05 PM
I always used boiling water when dealing with a small paved courtyard. Small weeds it drops immediately, they pretty much dry up over a day. It doesnt take a lot, just make sure the weed gets wet.
Soil, as in lawn, yes, however takes more as the weeds are toughter and bigger. But yeah done it on the lawn, slow, took ages to boil the jug, hot water the lawn, start all over...
Posted 27 October 2009 - 08:07 PM
My weeds are almost trees. I don't think boiling water will do it. I think I need a bobcat.
Again, sorry to hijack.
Posted 27 October 2009 - 08:29 PM
I use poison to kill my weeds and I have kids. I always make sure I spray on a day I know we won't be in the yard. Once it dries its fine.
Ok, if you want to kill everything get a week killer with Glyphosphate in it - or something like Zero weed killer - It Will kill your grass. You can use a small paintbrush to paint weeds that are in your garden or amongst other plants.
I use a product called Cambor M - its a broadleaf weed killer. Doesn't kill your grass. I dilute it in a 7 litre sprayer and spray the whole yard. Some of the smaller leafed weeks will need a second round about 2 weeks later.
The best time to spray is a couple of days after rain (when the weeds are thriving), but not on a day when it will rain (needs a couple of hours to dry). First thing in the morning is best so they will get some sunlight and that will pump the poison through faster too.
Posted 27 October 2009 - 08:37 PM
Do you pull up the weeds once they've dried out? (probably a dumb question, I know).
Do the chemical sprays poison animals? Maybe I should read a label or two at Bunnings!
Posted 28 October 2009 - 07:07 AM
Do you pull up the weeds once they've dried out? (probably a dumb question, I know).
No, they will just shrivel up and die. You are best to leave them so that the root system is totally destroyed.
Do the chemical sprays poison animals
It IS POISON - so you must use it with the upmost care!!! Always read the labels too!!! Keep your pets and kids away from it for the day while it soaks in and dries.
You could get some of that orange plastic fencing (the stuff the councils use for roadworks) and fence off half your yard one week and then do the other half the next week if you are worried.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 07:16 AM
RoundUp! Read the label & don't spray it on anything you don't want to die. It's great for large areas of weeds (like my front garden at the moment).
Here's a site & some facts. Just always read the label!
2. Will Roundup harm my family or me?
Based on the results of short term and long term testing, it can be concluded that Roundup poses no danger to human health when used according to label directions. In long term exposure studies of animals, Roundup did not cause cancer, birth defects or adverse reproductive changes at dose levels far in excess of likely exposure.
3. Will Roundup harm pets, birds or other wildlife?
Laboratory and field testing indicates that pets and wildlife will not be harmed by feeding on or coming into contact with plants which have been treated with Roundup used according to label directions.
4. Should children and pets stay away from the sprayed area?
Children and pets should be kept away from the sprayed area until the weeds are completely dry. This is simply to avoid transferring Roundup from the treated weeds into desirable plants.
5. How does Roundup work?
Roundup is taken up through the leaves and moves in the sap flow throughout the plant. It stops the production of proteins so that the plant starves. This process is found only in plants; Roundup has extremely low toxicity to humans and wildlife.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:55 AM
Hey your backyard sounds like my backyard
I did it the 'hard' way and pulled the weeds myself in stages, then put down weed matting and playground bark for the kids area.
I'm now doing the area around the house (some 115 square metres of weeds ). Again I am doing it in stages by hand with no poison and it really is easy if you don't try and do it all in one day.
And yes you do still have to pull the weeds out once you poison them and they have died.
I used to use poison but I'm too scared someone will accidentally let our pets out or the neighbourrs dogs will get in at the wrong time or something.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 12:06 PM
Yep, I'm thinking that's the way to go. I have started like you so will just continue. Not worth the risk.
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