Found 31st May 2009
i have a small garden and want to lay turf on what currently is a dirt patch with weeds!

it must be child friendly or as near as and must be on to lay turf on in next few weeks!

TIA

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there all crap, i tried loads and the weeds grow back

round up, I asked the same on here and had this recommended, although I've been told that wilko's do one and its the same stuff different bottle (ie produced in same factory to same @[email protected]).


It takes a while - a week or so before you see results and it ust seems to happen overnight. Once youve done it and killed them buy a riddle and go through the top layer of soil to remove all root traces too, time consuming but well worth the effort in the long term.

What are you in? If you are south yorks/north derbyshire way I can highly recommond the people who supplied our turf both on quality and price (£1.50 square meter delivered)

harlzter;5364452

round up, I asked the same on here and had this recommended, although … round up, I asked the same on here and had this recommended, although I've been told that wilko's do one and its the same stuff different bottle (ie produced in same factory to same @[email protected]).It takes a while - a week or so before you see results and it ust seems to happen overnight. Once youve done it and killed them buy a riddle and go through the top layer of soil to remove all root traces too, time consuming but well worth the effort in the long term.


+1 :thumbsup:
The active ingredient in RoundUp is glyphosate; you may be able to get some cheaper.
I guess you're pleased with your new turf harlz:-D

Salt the earth. No weeds but no life.

I'd say round up too

Just spray it on the leaves and the plant will absorb it killing the roots too. It takes a week or so but child and animal friendly

Any industrial stuff?

sassie;5364444

there all crap, i tried loads and the weeds grow back



That's because you're supposed to turn the soil after weeding sassie! :lol:

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moob;5364560

That's because you're supposed to turn the soil after weeding sassie! … That's because you're supposed to turn the soil after weeding sassie! :lol:



eh, i thought you just sprayed/poured stuff on and it killed it down to the roots :oops:

I bought some Round Up from my local Wyvale garden centre last week

It was £4.99 for a litre with a £1 off, there was also a £1.50 cash back offer on the neck of the bottle

Bargain, meant to put it on here but forgot as I was flying off to Portugal

Original Poster

birmingham

chesso;5364490

+1 :thumbsup:The active ingredient in RoundUp is glyphosate; you may be … +1 :thumbsup:The active ingredient in RoundUp is glyphosate; you may be able to get some cheaper.I guess you're pleased with your new turf harlz:-D




pleased as punch only problem is its growing too fast! Only laid it Tuesday and its ready for a cut already!


just checked the wilkos stuff is glysophate £4.99 for 350ml but its concentrate and does up to 155 sq metres!
wilkinsonplus.com/Wee…725

Mijooly;5364728

I bought some Round Up from my local Wyvale garden centre last weekIt was … I bought some Round Up from my local Wyvale garden centre last weekIt was £4.99 for a litre with a £1 off, there was also a £1.50 cash back offer on the neck of the bottleBargain, meant to put it on here but forgot as I was flying off to Portugal



I'm guessing thats the stuff ready to spray? not the concentrate?
like this @ £3.99 litre? wilkinsonplus.com/Wee…877

harlzter;5364927

I'm guessing thats the stuff ready to spray? not the concentrate?like … I'm guessing thats the stuff ready to spray? not the concentrate?like this @ £3.99 litre? http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/Weedkillers+Insecticides/Roundup-Fast-Action-Weedkiller-Ready-to-Use-1ltr/invt/0100877



Yes that's the one :thumbsup:

electriclinux;5364515

Salt the earth. No weeds but no life.


kmac;5364538

]http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/invt/7224440Sodium Chlorate


OP wants to lay turf on it!!

harlzter;5364927

pleased as punch only problem is its growing too fast! Only laid it … pleased as punch only problem is its growing too fast! Only laid it Tuesday and its ready for a cut already!just checked the wilkos stuff is glysophate £4.99 for 350ml but its concentrate and does up to 155 sq metres!http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/Weedkillers+Insecticides/Wilko-Glyphosate-Systemic-Weedkiller-Concentrate-350ml/invt/0223725


Looks like a good buy:thumbsup:
Well if you're going for the bowling green look, you'd better get the Flymo out!

sassie;5364582

eh, i thought you just sprayed/poured stuff on and it killed it down to … eh, i thought you just sprayed/poured stuff on and it killed it down to the roots :oops:



It does, but the weeds can come back as new weeds - which is why you need to turn the soil every 3-4 weeks and remove any new growth.:thumbsup:

kmac;5364538

]http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/invt/7224440Sodium Chlorate



you cant plant anything for n soil for around 6 months after this is used so dont use it

I couldnt get roundup to work on my superweeds, found it pants, so gave it away on freecycle lol

The sodium chlorate is meant to be fab, my dad said it kills EVERYTHING off, im yet to get some to try.

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moob;5365125

It does, but the weeds can come back as new weeds - which is why you need … It does, but the weeds can come back as new weeds - which is why you need to turn the soil every 3-4 weeks and remove any new growth.:thumbsup:



thats sounds remarkably like gardening :w00t:

Is it for the wife.......:whistling:

caustic soda works as a weedkiller aswell not alot of people know this and its 1.cheaper than most weedkillers and 2.has more uses

Burn them out with a blow torch, no chemicals required.

Inactive;5367210

Burn them out with a blow torch, no chemicals required.


that only tends to kill the top, it still leaves the roots to regrow, whereas a systemic weedkiller will absorb down to most of the roots.
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