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    What's the best weed killer that you've used?

    Hiya,
    I'm trying to do my garden and I'm new to it and cr*p at it, but need to get rid of the weeds. Could you suggest any good weed killers? I've got loads stuck up the side of the house between the bricks so can't actually dig them out!!!
    Thanks,
    Sam xxx

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    rowndup is good and its non residual so you can plant soon after use.

    My brother is a landscape gardener and he uses roundup for weeds :thumbsup:

    Round-up to kill all the plants in the areas that you are going to plant in again because it ( glyphosate - the active ingredient) is broken down by soil. It's safe, except for the plants, and it's the only one I use but it's expensive.

    You can use Weedol or Tumbleweed for non-planting areas. Careful if you have kids or animals with these. I've never tried those flame weed wands but you might find that they are an option.

    Original Poster

    Hiya,
    I've got roundup, and I sprayed it but it doesn't look like it's done the job lol. I'll just keep re-applying it. Thanks for the advice!!!

    it sounds like Russian vine or ivy stuck to the house so even path clear if you are careful and mask +clove up.dont use the same sprayer or watering can on the rest of ure garden mark it weed killer only.

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    midjet666;2011048

    Hiya,I've got roundup, and I sprayed it but it doesn't look like it's … Hiya,I've got roundup, and I sprayed it but it doesn't look like it's done the job lol. I'll just keep re-applying it. Thanks for the advice!!!



    I'm sure garden centres sell really strong stuff, that works like acid.... or did I dream it?!

    as chesso says round up but its expensive - i caught council guy doing our pavements and asked him to do it - whatever they use its brilliant!! all for a can of coke!! another cheap alternative blow torch them especially hard to get ones in between paving slabs

    it can take two or three applications to get it all.

    I dont think there is one to be honest not for the long term anyway as any weed killer i have ever used kills the weeds in a few day but they will return as i think they re-seed as weed killer dont kill seeds.

    I'm no expert but it only works if you keep applying the stuff at regular intervals during the summer.

    And another thing why would they want to make a weed killer that 'kills' because if they did you would not buy the product again would you.Just a thought.

    Original Poster

    zezlez;2011086

    I dont think there is one to be honest not for the long term anyway as … I dont think there is one to be honest not for the long term anyway as any weed killer i have ever used kills the weeds in a few day but they will return as i think they re-seed as weed killer dont kill seeds.I'm no expert but it only works if you keep applying the stuff at regular intervals during the summer.And another thing why would they want to make a weed killer that 'kills' because if they did you would not buy the product again would you.Just a thought.



    Yeah That's true, like most things today- they're not made to last!!!

    I got roundup from Asda, it was about £4 for a really big bottle. I just went on their online shop and they've got a 3 hour weed killer for £3.97 so me thinks I'll be getting that!!! :thumbsup:

    Whichtever one you use i'm sure they will all work but be careful as i noticed you said in your post that you are new to this so make sure you protect yourself and DONT apply it on a windy day either.

    holly100;2011066

    as chesso says round up but its expensive - i caught council guy doing … as chesso says round up but its expensive - i caught council guy doing our pavements and asked him to do it - whatever they use its brilliant!! all for a can of coke!! another cheap alternative blow torch them especially hard to get ones in between paving slabs


    Yes, wait for a council guy - good thinking:thumbsup:

    Roundup takes a few weeks to work properly, so the weeds might be dying now!! Wait a bit.

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    sodium chlorate - kills everything in sight!

    very cheap too.

    no point putting round up down in tis wet weather
    rain water just washes it off
    be wasting your money need to put down when its going to be dry for a min of 2days as it takes 24 hours to take.
    you could add a additive.
    hope this helps

    chellesbelles;3488752

    no point putting round up down in tis wet weatherrain water just washes … no point putting round up down in tis wet weatherrain water just washes it offbe wasting your money need to put down when its going to be dry for a min of 2days as it takes 24 hours to take.you could add a additive.hope this helps


    I hope he has his weed problem sorted now, he asked 6 months ago. I personally would use a goat

    I use Deadfast from B&Q which is sodium chlorate based and recommended by my gardener. You can see it work instantly and within an hour on a dry day the weeds are browning and dying. I have pets and they get kept in for an hour after applying.

    Use it twice a year, no weeds.

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    Just buy a 10L tub of powdered sodium chlorate (£9.99) and dilute at 5:1 ratio and place in empty spray bottles.

    Price per litre = 20p and is basically the same as the branded stuff costing 20 times as much.

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