no roundup in playground, organic ideas?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by henri4207, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. henri4207

    henri4207 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    any way to kill bermuda grass and weeds in playground areas around the fall zones? There are play areas with mulch that are enclosed with a border edging in the grass. I do a lot of nursery schools and we cant use roundup or chemicals and looking for a faster way than by hand, any help?
  2. Grohorganic

    Grohorganic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 157

    tiller, acetic acid, or FIRE, clove oil(nasty stuff) black plastic or cardboard. grubs, goats or maybe a sheep?
  3. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    I like the fire idea, FIRE ! YES
    You might catch the mulch on fire though, not good, you would probably get complaints about catching the playground on fire

    Acetic acid works very well to kill top growth on most anything, they may grow back though it does not affect the roots. After you get them a few times the plants usually give up

    How about that thingy you see on TV that connects to the end of a drill

    If you want a brand name I hear scythe works well, I think Barry over at Tech Terra sells it
  4. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,234

    Pull them or use a torch, preferably a tarring torch. If you go the torch route practice common sense.
  5. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,119

    Nope, you can get it at JDL. I carry BurnOut.
  6. Grohorganic

    Grohorganic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 157

    the scythe may be baned as well, i have seen it first hand

    just use a tiller

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