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Old 06-29-2014, 02:32 PM
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Organic weedkillers..flower beds

I a wanting to implement an organic weed control at the request of a few home owners.. Any help appreciated.. I am located in mid Florida region.. Thanks
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:07 PM
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Good luck. I haven't come across any that work as well as traditional methods. I think I could do it better by installing drip to each plant and keep the soil surface on the dry side.
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:36 AM
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What kinds of weeds? selective or non selective?
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:13 AM
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I am will be trying this next year. Besides pulling one in or touching plants .I will attempt a propane torch to kill the root. I have been doing it at home for a while and it seems to work great.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:24 AM
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I agree with Vinegar.
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:33 PM
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Organic weed control in flower beds begins with mulching and hand pulling. Applications of liquid corn gluten will reduce germination of all seeds.
There are some selective and nonselective post-emergents used by organic gardeners to some extent, but you must be very careful when applying them in flower beds.

If you do the first three, you should not need a post-emergent.
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:26 PM
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IMHO Avenger works better than anything. It's organic, smells good, but it's non selective
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:36 PM
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Consider the "black plastic/solarization method". I just invented it--mentally speaking. You cover the weeds with black plastic circles retained with small plastic stakes. No light--no photosynthesis--black plastic results in high temps, (and dry soil), which kills the weeds.
Naturally my idea would use thin rigid plastic. 100 in a box. It would be colored to look like shredded bark. The tie-down stakes would look like small flowers. Almost invisible from a distance. Perforated to tear easily in case you needed to put a circle around the stem of a shrub. Remove after 4 weeks.
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