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urgent request regardiing WEEDS
Started by: elizabeth (5219)  Report abuse
i have a very large garden (4 big lawns\ with lots of lawns and certain amount of gravel---NOW a question as you know i belong to the Ancient ones and am sick of buying WEED killer so now have bought BLEACH now as i cannot sere very well to read small print am i safe ( fire risk) in spraying part diluted Domestos bleach on to gravel as weed killer is i am sure uis making the ----weeds grow. hope this makes sense

Posted by: kathpressey (4221)  Report abuse
I don't think bleach would encourage weed growth. I hav ethe same problem. Evertime I come indoors I try and pull up one or two but I have trouble bending. Weedkiller is expensive. Maybe try boiling water? but be careful!

Posted by: PeterP (6043) Report abuse
Elizabeth buy a large bag of SALT from your supermarket and sprinkle this over your weeds and let the rain soak it in The salt dehydrates the weeds and slowly kills them off.

Posted by: spud1 (1632) Report abuse
A gallon of cheap white vinegar with a cup of salt mixed in,plus a squirt of washing up liquid, put it in a sprayer and spray the weeds with it,the worse thing you can do,is to try and pull a weed out,the root will still be there.

Posted by: billy (25892)  Report abuse
PeterP HAS HIT IT ON THE NOSE.....IVE USED SALT FE YEARS....MIND YA DONT PUT THE SALT ON YOUR FLOWER BEDS THO....NOWT WILL GROW.
ya can by "ROCK SALT" on the A/6at westhoughton....big sign outside the building, used to be burns offal place, now its BOOTHS TRANSPORT.garden centers have been ripping yis off for years with their weed killers?????what a joke

Posted by: elizabeth (5219)  Report abuse
THANKs all I begin to think i must HAVE inherited the fieLds that reach as far as THE BLACK MOUNTAINS I HAVE 4 BIG BIG LAWNS AND 2 AT THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE AH WELL I WANTED TO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY

Posted by: MarieM (4715) Report abuse
Thank you all for your advice. When I dug the lawn up and put gravel and membrane down, I didn't realise the weeds came in from the top.
I will try the salt remedy

Posted by: kathpressey (4221)  Report abuse
salt is a top idea. I can pull weeds out of gravel because the roots come too because they lay on top of the membrane

Posted by: upthetims (6382) Report abuse



Thowt your gardeners would deal with the weeds your maj

 
 
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