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what's the best weed killer

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by fyrewalker31, May 14, 2005.

  1. fyrewalker31

    fyrewalker31 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    My business has been using an herbicide called Eraser this stuff does'nt kill it just stunts the growth. Whats the most potent weed killer? also what can I use to kill a patch of Ivy thats about 4' by 20'.
  2. WhohasHelios?

    WhohasHelios? LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    ELBOW GREASE AND AN OSCILLATING HOE... :realmad: :realmad: :realmad: You are in the wrong forum...
  3. Cimarron Landscape

    Cimarron Landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    chill out WhohasHelios. Go easy on him...he could be confused on the forum to post this in, or he may be asking for an organic herbicide.
    There are 3 (that I know of)
    1. Vinegar. This is a non-selective herbicide, get the most concentrated you can...even then it's not real great, doesn't get the roots.
    2. solarization...I know, I know, it's not an herbicide. but hey, it works. Just takes time.
    3. As mentioned, elbow grease. Callouses anyone?
    C'mon guys, chime in!
  4. Cimarron Landscape

    Cimarron Landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    oh, most potent. Well, for non-organic try round up. ;)
    if you do that, GET OUT OF HERE!!!! :waving: :p :)
  5. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    I heard Surge is good.
  6. WhohasHelios?

    WhohasHelios? LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233


    BRANDMEL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    A company called Greener Pastures has a patent on the first ever organic selective herbicide for turf! neat stuff. www.greenerpastures.net A company in Colorado called Organolawn also uses it www.organolawn.com Give them a call they can help you.
  8. WhohasHelios?

    WhohasHelios? LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    Thanks Brandmel, that greenerpastures site is a useful link. I have contacted them to learn more about this selective herbicide.


  9. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    A big sheet of black plastic, w/ ground staples. :)
  10. green_mark

    green_mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 494

    Check out a new product called The Green Guardian at
    www.farmcropextracts.com for selective weed control of Ivy, Dandy's.

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