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weeds in ditch

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mykster, May 31, 2002.

  1. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    I have a customer that wants the ditch that runs along the front of her house weeded with new rock put down. I was wondering if using a propane torch and, burning the weeds would do the job? I thought this might go quicker than pulling by hand since I'm not licensed to spray yet.
  2. P&J Lawncare

    P&J Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    There is to many things that could go wrong with burning the weeds (FIRE) so I wouldn't even try to burn weeds in a ditch. There are other ways to kill weeds without spraying weed killer (rock salt,vinegar) just to name a few. You could even have her spray the weeds and you put the rock down.
  3. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 472

    Fire will not kill all your weeds. In my Illinois coubty we must acquire a county burning permit and file an EPA evironmental impact statement.

  4. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    sub the vegetation kill and put u rock in.
    customer pays all the money any way.
    thats one i havnt done ,but ive seen bad jobs and the rock has to be done right, or the whole place,looks bad.
    good luck

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