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Can anyone recommend a good weedkiller?!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by pinkflipflop, May 20, 2011.

  1. Never thought I would post a thread like this, but I'm now doing the busy houseowner stuff!
    We seem to have an invasion of dandelions. They are coming up through the pavement that leads to our house and up through the patio so I'm looking for something that will destroy them without ruining the paving slabs.
    We also have more dandelions than grass in our garden now with some very high! Is there a good weedkiller that will kill these without ruining the grass?
  2. Pathclear for the path. You need to keep pets and kids off it for a while though. You get specialist weedkillers for grass as most general ones won't discriminate between grass and weeds and will kill the lot.
  3. No kids so that isn't a problem! No pets either for that matter.
  4. Another vote for ICI Pathclear. I'm not sure how environmentally friendly it is but it'r really effective at killing weeds. And I've found that you can make the mix a bit weaker than the instructions say.
  5. ditwee

    ditwee New commenter

    There are loads of broadleaf specific weedkillers out there to deal with the dandelions in your lawn. However, it will take several applications, especially if you have a lot, and in dry weather they are less effective. for a faster effect you could try spot killing each dandelion plant by painting the leaves with a general weedkiller in a spot-on dispenser. Most weedkillers weaken lawns so you'll need to boost your lawn with lawn feeder as well. Mowing the lawn regularly will help weaken the broadleaf weeds.
  6. Crikey, sounds like a lot of hard work! Might go out and buy some astroturf instead [​IMG]
  7. Mad dog

    Mad dog New commenter

    Anything systemic containing Gly something or other - Wilko's have a large choice at the moment, all together on a shelf - like weed-killing ****.
  8. Ha ha ha! Not at all.
  9. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Grazon 90 is the best stuff EVER! But I think you have to have a farm to buy it.
  10. nah, you can get it online. Not really cost effective for a normal sized garden though.
  11. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    You also need a special certificate to be liscened to spray it.
    There is very limited range in the nmarket for us lot.....i have used most of them and basicaly they are mainly ineffective unles your using path clear or the sodiom chlorate ones.If there is no chance of run off you could use viniger or salt....but be warned it stays in the soil and pollutes it.........so only use if you want nothing to grow .again.
    Round up is about the best for biogradable weed killers with resolve being no B good.
    if you want just a patch of weeds cleaned then use weedol.but it kills all top growth including grass....but not the deep weeds. Its fine for patios but you still have to clear out the dead weed tops.you can also use boiling water for individual weeds.
    On lawns use the special lawn weed killers..or dig ot the dandilions by hand.they really dont take long if you use a dandilion tool......or even a long screwdriver. this wil remove the top growth and then everytime they show thier heads lever them out again. Just dont let them flower to seed!
  12. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Oops. We just spray it in the paddocks anyway, licence or not! [​IMG]

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