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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:37 pm    Post subject: natural weedkiller Reply with quote

Has anyone used http://www.johnstowngardencentre.ie/earth-matters-natural-weedkiller/em_weedkillerpd.aspx

Would it be safer than roundup?

How does one make an url into a word here
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

{url=http://www.johnstowngardencentre.ie/earth-matters-natural-weedkiller/em_weedkillerpd.aspx}Natural Weedkiller ! ! !{/url}

Natural Weedkiller ! ! !

Change the { s into [ s on the top section and it should come out like the second section.

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P.S. Is Roundup or its equivalents not safe ? ? ?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know never heard of this before, see it is only contact

Thanks for the help re the url
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Natural weedkiller you have mentioned is made of Pelargonic Acid, this is a naturally forming acid found in plants.

Similar to Acetic acid (vinegar) it is an organic, contact weedkiller.
Ive used acetic acid based weed killers and their not as effective as roundup

Roundup and most other weed killers are made of glyphosate and are contact weed killers. Roundup themselves, will tell you that their weed killer is not harmful to pets, it is however harmful to aquatic life.

My feeling is that roun up is safe to use around pets. I would recommend that you keep your pets indoors for 24 hours until the weed killer has dried into plant (to be safe)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Garden Shop wrote:
The Natural weedkiller you have mentioned is made of Pelargonic Acid, this is a naturally forming acid found in plants.

Similar to Acetic acid (vinegar) it is an organic, contact weedkiller.
Ive used acetic acid based weed killers and their not as effective as roundup

Roundup and most other weed killers are made of glyphosate and are contact weed killers. Roundup themselves, will tell you that their weed killer is not harmful to pets, it is however harmful to aquatic life.

My feeling is that roun up is safe to use around pets. I would recommend that you keep your pets indoors for 24 hours until the weed killer has dried into plant (to be safe)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roundup is not a contact weedkiller. Weedkillers can be contact translocative ,residual or hormonal. Roundup is one of the trade names for Glyphosate.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roundup work by translocation Leaves take in chemical and it is pased down to the roots and is very effective if applied correctly.
Roundup is only a trade name as micheal said Monsanto arethe people behind GM trials bet im going to regret mentioning this if you want something organic just use vinegar and orange juice.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many people seem to be more interested in using natural weed killer and organic weed killer. One organic method for getting rid of these unwanted weeds is by using boiling water. This will work for weeds on your driveway etc. The heat of the water, when poured directly on to the weeds, will cause them to shrivel up.
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