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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: D50 Weedkiller and Effect on Plants? Reply with quote

Hi,
My lawn has become a mecca for weeds and some of the flower beds are becoming overpopulated with every weed know to man.
i intend to reapply bark mulch/chippings soon but i want to wipe out the weeds first.

i am intending to decimate the invasion on the lawn with D50. Can i use D50 on the flower beds too?

thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: D50 Weedkiller and Effect on Plants? Reply with quote

rosiegardener wrote:
Hi,

i am intending to decimate the invasion on the lawn with D50. Can i use D50 on the flower beds too?



You can, but I would not advise it. There is a much greater chance of harming the shrubs and perennials in the beds with D50 as it hangs around in the soil for a while. You would be better to use something like weedol for any annual weeds and for the tougher perennial weeds use glyphosate.
Now where are you getting the D50, as I though you could not get it any more. Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:12 pm    Post subject: D50 Weedkiller and Effect on Plants? Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply and the advice on the D50. i better give the plants a wide berth then just in case.

A mate of mine has a some D50 and i'm getting a few mls from him. i believe it is still available in some garden centres.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many days should you leave before either spraying d50 or fertilizing a lawn after you cut it.

Also should you fertilize before you spray d50 or do it after.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:37 am    Post subject: permaculture began in kinsale ireland Reply with quote

An interesting fact about sustainable living that's now trendy is that it actually began as a student project in Kinsale, Ireland. http://www.alternet.org/story/146168/stop_hand-wringing_about_peak_oil_and_climate_change_and_do_something

I like the pic of the raised bed in the article. I'd use straw for beds or mulch. For grass try corn gluten http://www.native-raingarden.com/organicweedkiller.html



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You sure you posted in the right thread ormondsview?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:22 am    Post subject: corn gluten as weed suppressant Reply with quote

The use of corn gluten in spring has been proven to be both a weed suppressant and a fertilizer which could replace D50 as your first choice. The latter has been known to cause cancer in dogs. Above pic shows straw as a mulch for beds and the link article contains the details of corn gluten for weed fighting. You can get it from farmer feed stores and it costs less than chemicals.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh, gotcha now. Interesting on the corn gluten. I presume it destroys top growth only though, not deep to the root of docks and dandelions. Maybe not though?
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