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Old 09-21-2013, 09:39 PM
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Best Organic Herbicides (Pre M and Post M)?

Hey guys, I would appreciate to hear from your actual experience which pre m and post m organic herbicides are effective. The only one I have heard about is corn gluten as a pre M not post M.
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:15 AM
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Hey guys, I would appreciate to hear from your actual experience which pre m and post m organic herbicides are effective. The only one I have heard about is corn gluten as a pre M not post M.
thanks so much
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There are hundreds of products on the market. Almost any gardening centers sale "Organic" weed killers from what the label says. The most tried and trued method for killing active growing weeds is Vinegar from the grocery store. However, Vinegar is extremely acidic, so again I wouldn't use without knowing the conditions of soil and knowing the current acidity of the soil as it sits.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:30 AM
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Vinegar seldom affects the Roots of a weed...
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:08 PM
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Vinegar seldom affects the Roots of a weed...
Perhaps you have never had a pickled carrot
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:33 PM
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:28 PM
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Vinegar seldom affects the Roots of a weed...

How about proper mowing and irrigation?
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:55 AM
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How about proper mowing and irrigation?
A mature lawn rather than a dependent lawn,, is the only lawn,, that has a shot at weed prevention...
Obviously 'scalped' turf is very subject to weed attack as would a dethatching event... irrigation to protect the concept of deep root growth is also good...

However there are many parts to habitat that is conducive to the growth of any given plant... Soil is the most neglected aspect turf... There's nothing wrong with looking at you soil to see what's happening... At least the first 3",,, but deeper is generally better...
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:19 PM
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Flame weeding. I will post a video on here soon to show how effectively I have used flame weeding as a post emergent herbicide. It is USDA certified systemic weed control but is not selective. From my experience it is superior to the usage of vinegar as a non selective PE herbicide.

Ask phasthound about the selective post emergent herbicides that work.

As far as effective pre-emergents, corn gluten meal is unreliable. A nice healthy green turf will out perform common weeds any day of the week.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:41 PM
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Flame weeding. I will post a video on here soon to show how effectively I have used flame weeding as a post emergent herbicide. It is USDA certified systemic weed control but is not selective. From my experience it is superior to the usage of vinegar as a non selective PE herbicide.

Ask phasthound about the selective post emergent herbicides that work.

As far as effective pre-emergents, corn gluten meal is unreliable. A nice healthy green turf will out perform common weeds any day of the week.

Couldn't have said it any better.
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