Glyphosate/Roundup

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by StratsRock, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. StratsRock

    StratsRock LawnSite Member
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    With heightened consumer awareness due to the negative publicity to glyphosate products has anyone found an effective organic alternative?
     
  2. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
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    A torch, hand pulling, correct use of pre ems, just to name a few.
     
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  3. GRANTSKI

    GRANTSKI LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If they are set on no chemicals then try to sell them on a new landscape / etc. Infested Gravel Driveways & mulch beds are the 2 big problems in my area. Issues that can be prevented w proper install & maintenance.
     
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    StratsRock

    StratsRock LawnSite Member
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    I have used the torch method the last 2 seasons on occasion. Works great but is time consuming.

    Have you used any good organic sprays?
     
  5. hal

    hal LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Georgia
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    There is a thread on here that has a vinegar and salt mixture.
     
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  6. Wye Oak Tree

    Wye Oak Tree LawnSite Platinum Member
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    StratsRock

    StratsRock LawnSite Member
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    I’ve used this mixture over the years. It’s not effective to the root only the foliage. It’s also very hard on spray mechanisms.
     
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  8. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
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    I've used avenger in the past. But if the client is set on organics flame and hand pulling is usually the best bet outside of culture practices to reduce weed pressure. I like to set clients up on a schedule of weekly or eow for hand pulling and flaming. Usually 10-15 minutes a week will do wonders for a my properties.
     
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    StratsRock

    StratsRock LawnSite Member
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    Thank you
     
  10. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Silver Member
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    Once I've got a property under control I find a hoop hoe to be very effective when doing weekly maintenance and no more time consuming than spraying.
     
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