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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 7:15 am    Post subject: Roundup banned but when. Reply with quote

Saw this South Dublin CC have introduced a ban in spraying roundup in Public places but when anyone know of an alternative.
http://www.independent.ie/business/farming/tillage/local-council-votes-to-ban-controversial-weed-killer-35683634.html
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We refuse to use sprays like that but have found common salt - cheap enough at our local farmers' co-op. Best applied in a dry spell, so that it 'burns' the weeds, but does no damage to the environment when the next shower washes it away.
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree we have to stop using this poison, but go steady with the salt Blowin. You don't want too much of that in the soil either and for goodness sake keep it away from concrete. Shocked

I used to use Glyphosate and believed all the blurb about it - I now believe something completely different! I wish there was a safe alternative.

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Point made, Sue, but we do only use it on our driveway, so no salt ever gets on to soil. I should have mentioned that.
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of winters back we had ice build up on the path at the back of the house. I got so sick of skidding across it that I got a bit slap-happy with the salt. The result is a collection of potholes in the concrete! Rolling Eyes Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. I don't know if there's any difference between the salt they use on the roads and food grade salt but we use the latter. Plus our driveway is tarmac.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone use Clopyralid as a selective herbicide it is available in a bottle called Greenor as a selective, systemic, post emergence turf herbicide. Greenor controls broad-leaved weeds in amenity turf including daisy, dandelion and knotgrass.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Road salt is a form of table salt or sodium chloride (NaCl). Table salt is purified and road salt contains mineral impurities which gives it its grey or brown colouring. Additives, such as sugar, may be mixed with the road salt to prevent it clumping together and makes it easier to exit the gritting machines.
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