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Eileen77 06-06-2009 09:21 AM

What weed killer will i use?
I have just over turned my garden and am in the process of reaking it and getting rid of all the rubbish that was in it. I'm thinking i will need to put down a weed killer, then put down a layer of top soil before putting down some grass seed. Does this sound right and if so what weed killer will I use that won't stop the grass from growing?

ConsiderThis 06-07-2009 11:06 AM

Oh dear, I would not use a weed killer. It's basically poison. Weeds are pretty easy to pull and they then provide an excellent source of compost...

Also, mowing regularly, when it comes to lawns and grass, cuts down the weeds so that the grass thrives and the weeds don't.

When I see all the ads for weed killers it makes me so sad because I pay attention to health, and find that so many people have nerve related problems. My feeling is that the intense use of weed and "pest" killers is affecting nervous systems of many who little suspect the source of their problems...

greenreaper 06-30-2009 11:13 PM

It depends upon the population of the weeds.
If you have a general population of weeds then a broad spectrum weed killer will do the job.If your lawn is overrun by a more specific type of weed such as dandelions or crabgrass it may bet better to get a weed

vinita 10-23-2009 09:29 PM

If you want to kill the grass and the weeds, then buy Roundup Groundclear.....just don't use it around the trees.

If you want to protect the grass and trees, but still kill the weeds with just one or two applications, then go with Weed-B-Gone.....stuff works great.

sumana 11-12-2009 02:14 AM

It depends on what you want to kill, asking which is the strongest weedkiller is like asking which are the best clothes, it depends on what you are doing. You can get systemic weedkillers like Roundup (glyphosate) they are good for shallow rooted weeds and grasses, it says it kills everything but really it only weakens deep rooted weeds and shrubs. For broad leaved perennials you should use 2,4,D (check ingredients or ask) or for brambles etc. use a brushwood killer. Some chemicals you can plant again straight away but others you need to wait up to 3 months before planting again and some will poison the ground for years, so always take advice if you are doing a large areas.

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