Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Grass Happens, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Grass Happens

    Grass Happens LawnSite Senior Member
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    Has anyone tried using brine as a non-selective herbicide? How effective is it? My only concern would be the salt residuals left in the soil.
  2. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,115

    Hey Grass

    I am not sure of the reference, what do you mean by "brine"

    Is it something you make or something that you can get locally?

    What would "brine" do if you could apply it?
  3. Grass Happens

    Grass Happens LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm sorry. Heavily concentrated salt water. I was going with homemade, but i do know a lot of plow guys are using brine makers for de-iceing applications. so i guess I could rephrase my question as: "could one use salt water as a non-selective herbicide?"
    I was thinking that the plant would absorb the salt water, and the salt would then burn the plant.
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    I'd use a chemical herbicide before brine.
  5. Organic a go go

    Organic a go go LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    You can re-seed quickly after using vinegar and soap, next day. Doubt that's the case with brine.

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