Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by heavenlydeere, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. heavenlydeere

    heavenlydeere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    i need some advice from you squirt and fert guys , we dont spray much of anything , but i have this one account that has 350' of chainlink fence that has about 3' of weeds on either side and its all on old gravel just full of junk, its nearly imposible to trim or mow. i have now used several types of weed killer , grass killer and all veg killer, nothing works, i tried round up and nothing ! now i know i am pretty ignorant when it comes to this, ive always used round up from the local tractor supply stores around my home and it works ok, but not at this property, any suggestions? the cust and myself would like very much to kill everything around the lot so any help would be greatly appreciated!! thanks
  2. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    My suggestion would be to hire a licensed professional.

    Since you are not licensed this will be the extent of my advise.
  3. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    Gas, lots of gas, and one match.

    I'm sure I'll get "flamed" for this. :p

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    You might try a tarp or something like that just lay it on the weeds you will have to move it after a few days,we run roundup i never gave gas a thought and a match.
  5. TOMMY1115

    TOMMY1115 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    If you're looking to kill everything, then use a soil sterilant like Sahara.

    Kills everything for a year. Of course, you need to be licensed in order to use it!
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,968


    The other day I saw a big blow torch in Home Cheapo. It is hooked to a propane tank and has about a 10ft hose. I have something like it and use it to wilt weeds. Notice I didn't say BURN them. By quickly heating them up and just sinching them they will die.
  7. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    Yeah Ric -

    The sealcoating guys around here use those.

    It's a natural (organic) way to get rid of weeds, but I couldn't imagine doing about 2000 sq ft that way. Be tough lugging that 20 lb propane tank all over. :dizzy:
  8. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,753

    They make a cart to lug that propane tank around. Look into A M Leonard. I saw them in their catalog.
  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,968

    Turf Hokie

    The tank can be tied on your tractor and the framing can be done with out getting up. A fast run by will get a kill in 24 hours. No need to start a fire, but be sure and have a water hose handy.

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